Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology/Archaeology, Mercyhurst University

Dr. Jolie is Assistant Professor of Anthropology/Archaeology at Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania.  He specializes in the archaeology of North America, perishable artifact technologies, and applied anthropology.  His academic interests are broad but focus primarily on the archaeology of the Americas, with particular reference to the Southwest and Great Basin culture areas, Native America-Anthropologist relations, and perishable technologies. Dr. Jolie is the Director of the Perishable Artifact Laboratory, which receives archaeological and historical objects such as baskets, sandals and textiles, for identification, analysis and documentation.  A citizen of the Creek Nation of Oklahoma, Dr. Jolie is of mixed Oglala Lakota (Sioux) and Hodulgee Muscogee (Creek) Indian descent.