Edwards, Richard
wedwards@uwm.eduSabin Hall 290

Edwards, Richard

Principal Investigator


Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

M.S., Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

B.A. History and Sociology/Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Parkside



Registered Professional Archaeologist

Society for American Archaeology

American Cultural Resource Association

Midwest Archaeological Conference

Wisconsin Archeological Survey (President-Elect)

Wisconsin Archeological Society



Risky Landscapes: The Role of Agriculture in Upper Mississippian Societies. Midwest Archaeological Conference Occasional Papers 4:63-82

New Perspectives from Lake Koshkonong. Midwest Archaeological Conference Occasional Papers 4:1-26 (w/ R. Jeske and K. Sterner)

Assessing Subsistence and Its Relationship to Cultural Complexity in the Late Prehistoric Upper Midwest: A New Perspective Provided by Dental Health. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 168(4) (w/ J. Karsten, R. Jeske, D. Strange, K. Kubehl, and J. Behm)

Preliminary Evidence for the Efficacy of the Canine Surrogacy Approach in the Great Lakes. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 13:516-525 (w/ R. Jeske and J. Brenner Coltrain)

The North American Fur Trade World System. Field Notes: A Journal of Collegiate Anthropology 1(1):46-64.


Section 106: An Introduction (2018)



Rick brings over ten years of experience with regard to cultural resources, historic preservation, archaeological/burial sites, and historic properties. Dr. Edwards has concurrently managed multiple cultural resource projects, averaging approximately 80 per year, including projects for transportation, energy, development, federal, and utilities industries that require compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA, as well as state-level compliance (Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and North Dakota). For the utility industry, Edwards has been a primary point of contact and project manager for on-demand cultural resource services for Alliant Energy and Wisconsin Public Service. Dr. Edwards is an expert in Section 106 (NHPA), Wisconsin DNR, FERC, and state historical society procedures (Wisconsin and Illinois) relating to cultural resources.