Tennessee Archaeological Advisory Council

The Tennessee Archaeological Advisory Council consists of eleven members appointed by the Governor for five-year terms.

Meeting Details: Revised (10/16/17)

No meeting scheduled.

 

Members include:

  • five anthropologists representing the University of Tennessee, University of Memphis, Vanderbilt University, Middle Tennessee State University and East Tennessee State University;
  • one representative from the Tennessee Historical Commission;
  • one representative from a recognized archaeological association in Tennessee;
  • three members of Native American descent and representative of the Native American community in Tennessee;
  • one member from the public at large.

Commissioned under T.C.A. 11-6-103.

The statute authorizing this board expires June 30, 2022 and the one-year wind-down period begins.

Member

Term Expires

Representation

Dr. Jeff Chapman, Chairman 06-30-2018 University of Tennessee
Patrick Bentley Cummins 06-30-2018 Native American Community
Dr. David Dye 06-30-2020 University of Memphis
Sandra Ellis 06-30-2017 Native American Community
Dr. Jay D. Franklin 06-30-2021 East Tennessee State University
Georgia Dennis 12-31-2022 Archaeological Association
J. Lauren Ridenour 06-30-2018 Public-at-Large
Dr. Kevin Smith 06-30-2022 Middle Tennessee State University
Toye Heape 12-31-2022 Tennessee Historical Commission
Vacant 06-30-2017 Vanderbilt University
Dr. William Rex Weeks, Jr. 06-30-2020 Native American Community