Rick Roberts earned a MA, M.Phil. and Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Kansas. After 10 years as a professional archaeologist, he joined the U.S. Foreign Service and spent 28 years doing applied anthropology as a diplomat in American embassies, primarily in the Middle East. His last two overseas assignments were in Iraq where he led a Provincial Reconstruction Team, whose mission included helping to preserve historic Babylon and other Iraqi cultural heritage sites. Since retiring in 2013, Rick has returned to his archaeological roots and plans to produce a series of popular archaeology books. He is married and lives in Oklahoma City.
“Outstanding study of the artifacts recovered from the Republic County site …” says Judith A. Boughter, author of The Pawnee Nation, An Annotated Research Bibliography. The Archaeology of the Kansas Monument Site belongs in the library of anyone interested in archaeology on the Great Plains or the Pawnee Indians. Also good for visitors to the Pawnee Indian Village Museum located on the site.