William E. Whittaker

Research Director
Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA 12555)

Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Iowa 2002
M.A. Anthropology, University of Iowa 1997
B.A. Anthropology and Journalism, University of Wisconsin-Madison 1993

Research interests: ground-penetrating radar, zooarchaeology, the history and archaeology of frontier forts, and the Late Archaic, Late Woodland, and early historical periods.

Bill Whittaker is an OSA Research Director, responsible for most of the office’s grant and contract projects. He serves as Journal of the Iowa Archeological Society editor and has published in several journals, including Historical Archaeology, Plains Anthropologist, Geoarchaeology, Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology, Journal of the Iowa Archaeological Society, Archéolozoologia, and  North American Archaeologist. He is co-author and editor of two books, Frontier Forts of Iowa: Indians, Traders, and Soldiers, 1682–1862 (University of Iowa Press, 2009) and The Archaeological Guide to Iowa (University of Iowa Press, 2015).