Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1983; Professor Emeritus
Dr. Staski is an historical archaeologist who is interested in ethnic relations, the Spanish-Colonial Period in New Mexico, the 19th century American frontier, and human evolution.
Dr. Edward Staski is Professor of Anthropology and former Director of the University Museum. His Current research includes continuing archaeological investigations along El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, one of the earliest long-distance trails established by Europeans in North America, and at the Rough and Ready Stage Station along the Butterfield Overland trail. Dr. Staski is currently writing a book on his more than twenty years of archaeological research along the Camino Real in southern New Mexico.
As University Museum Director, Dr. Staski’s major projects included raising grant and other monies to increase support for research and teaching activities at the Museum, various building improvements, bringing the Museum into compliance with NAGPRA, and better organizing and protecting Museum collections.