Dr. Terrance Martin
Curator and Chair of Anthropology
Illinois State Museum, Springfield, Ill.
ISM Research & Collections Center
1011 East Ash Street
Springfield, IL 62703 USA
Terrance J. Martin is curator and chair of anthropology at the Illinois State Museum in Springfield, where he is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Anthropology Section's collection management program and the Museum's zoological osteological laboratory. He is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Sociology-Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Springfield. A native of western Michigan, he received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from Michigan State University and has been active in interdisciplinary archaeological research projects for more than 30 years. He focuses on osteological evidence for animal exploitation in the greater Midwest, where he is especially interested in the archaeozoology of late prehistoric and early historic Native American sites and in 18th-century French colonial occupations. Since 2004 Martin has co-directed the New Philadelphia archaeological project in Pike County, Ill., funded by two grants from the National Science Foundation's Research Experiences for Undergraduates program.