Dr. Robert Brooks received his B.A. in Anthropology from Wright State University in 1971 and his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky in 1986. Originally from Ohio , Dr. Brooks is the State Archaeologist of Oklahoma and also serves as part-time Assistant Professor in Anthropology at the University of Oklahoma . His research interests are in Eastern U.S. and Plains prehistory, ethno-archaeology, sedentary societies, archaeo-logical theory, geographic and economic models, and Plains and Southeastern Indians.
Robert is the past President of the National Association of State Archaeologists and State Network Coordinator of the Committee on Public Education, Society of American Archaeology. He also works on a variety of issues concerning resource management and protection of places of traditional value to Native Americans in Oklahoma.