Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Tulsa 2019
M.A. Anthropology, University of Tulsa 2013
B.A. Anthropology, University of Iowa 2010
Research interests: experimental archaeology, lithics, heat treatment, Great Plains archaeology, mobility patterns, Plains Woodland through Late Prehistoric periods.
Veronica Mraz is an OSA Research Archaeologist. Her graduate work first examined changes in mobility patterns across the Southern Plains between the Plains Woodland and Plains Village periods. Then she studied the effects of heat treatment on chert and devised a suite of quantitative macroscopic methods to improve the accuracy in identifying heat-treated materials. Veronica has worked in Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. She has published in American Antiquity and has several articles submitted for publication.