Brian Nicholls

Research Program Manager
Archaeological Research Laboratory Center


Graduate Certificate, Geographic Information Systems, UW-Milwaukee (2000)
MS, Anthropology, UW-Milwaukee (1997)
BA, Anthropology, UW-Milwaukee (1991)


Archaeology of the Great Lakes/Midwest Archaeology, Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing Using Digital Imagery, Computer-aided Cartography, Spatial analysis, Information management, Air photo interpretation, Database Development and Management, Lithic Analysis, Geomorphology/Geoarchaeology, Mortuary Analysis, Meso-American Archaeology, Digital Surveying and Mapping

Courses Taught

Anthro 380 - Anthropological Applications of Geographic Information Science
Anthro 562 - Techniques and Problems in Archaeology: Advanced Digital Mapping

Other Relevant Activities

Principal Investigator/Senior Archaeologist-Archaeology/GIS Coordinator, UWM Cultural Resource Management Services (1997-present)
Editor, WisArch News (Wisconsin Archeological Society Newsletter) (1999-2009)

Selected Publications

Sherman, R.J., A.K. Balkansky, C.S. Spencer and B.D. Nicholls (2010). Expansionary dynamics of the nascent Monte Albán State. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, 29(3), 278-301.

Richards, J. D. and B. D. Nicholls (2007). Archaeology Around Wisconsin: 2007 Summary of Archaeology at UW-Milwaukee. The Wisconsin Archeologist 88(2), 151-153.