March 2, 2016 at 8:58 am

Anthropology Alum Uncovers ‘Pieces of History’ Across Five States

Ohio University alum Patrick Leary has worked in cultural resource management since completing Field School in Ohio Archaeology in the summer of 2014. Rising to field chief in less than a year after two quick promotions on his first project, he now works on projects from West Virginia to Connecticut.

Leary earned a B.A. in Anthropology and a minor in Geography in 2014 from the College of Arts & Sciences.

Patrick Leary

Patrick Leary

“I started out as a field technician in September 2014. By January I was promoted to assistant crew chief, and in May I was promoted again to crew chief. After the conclusion of that project, I now work for several different companies fulfilling different roles as needed.

Quartz point Pat Leary found at the end of last field season.

Quartz point Pat Leary found at the end of last field season.

“I have worked on five projects for three different companies across five states (Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Connecticut). I am currently preparing to return to a project in West Virginia for the spring,” he says.

“The part I love the most about CRM is getting to hike in some of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. The most exciting part for me is finding prehistoric artifacts and sites.

“Having the opportunity to uncover pieces of history has been the most rewarding profession I have ever experienced.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *