November 4, 2019 at 10:56 am

Alumni News | Weiland Enjoys Work as Local Cultural Resources Program Manager with Park Service

Photo credit: National Park Service. Andrew Weiland at work as Cultural Resources Program Manager with the National Park Service at Hopewell Culture National Historical Park.

Andrew Weiland ’04 just started a position in October with the National Park Service at Hopewell Culture National Historical Park as Cultural Resources Program Manager.

He works with the park’s archaeologist, Bret Ruby on historical and environmental compliance and as the curator of their small museum and large collection in storage. As curator, he monitors the museum environment, catalog and accessions items, and develops displays for the public and special events.

He graduated with his B.A. in Anthropology from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University, and this December he attends his graduation ceremony for his Ph.D. in Anthropology at Ohio State University. His adviser is Kristen J. Gremillion. Weiland’s dissertation was about the food transition during the early Fort Ancient around 1,000 years ago. He explored through an evolutionary framework why people moved from using native crops to maize.

“I am really excited about my new role as a public archaeologist, and I am ready to engage with researchers and the public throughout the region, including my current hometown and undergraduate alma mater, Ohio University,” Weiland says. “Ohio University helped me think globally and cross-culturally about our world, which is useful in helping the public relate to the Hopewell.”

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