Hughes Archeology
Newton, Kansas



B.A., Geology, West Texas State University
M.A., Anthropology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Oklahoma, Norman

Summary of Experience:
Hughes began as a field assistant on excavations of late prehistoric Bison kill sites in the Texas Panhandle, at the Ft. McKavett historic site in Central Texas, at the Lehner and Murray Springs mammoth sites in Arizona, and with the Texas Department of Transportation. The latter was heavily involved in work on burned rock and ring middens in Central and Trans-Pecos Texas.  In the 1970s Hughes served as a field assistant to the Oklahoma Conservation Commission archaeologist and later as the administrator of the Community Assistance Program of the Oklahoma Archeological Survey.

More recently, Hughes directed the Courson Archeological Projects in Ochiltree County Texas during the 1980s (see TexasBeyondHistory)), conducted several hundred small-scale archeological invesitgations for oil and gas companies and pipeline companies, directed larger excavations and surveys for the Mark Twain National Forest in Missouri and the Cimarron National Grasslands in Kansas. At present Hughes continues to maintain an active client list supporting pipeline, wind energy, and drilling programs in Oklahoma and Kansas.


Alicia Hughes-Jones monitors pipeline construction in Butler County, Kansas.


David Hughes evaluates a buried site in Kansas

Alicia Hughes-Jones

B.A. Anthropology & History, University of Arkansas, Little Rock.
M.A. Anthropology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
Ph.D. Human Ecology, Univeristy of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City.

Dr. Hughes-Jones has training and experience in history, cultural issues, and social impacts.  She has conducted archeological laboratory investigations for the Oklahoma Archeological Survey, the Oklahoma Conservation Commission, and Hughes Archeology.  At present she assists in preparation of the cultural, economic and historical background documentation for investigations, assists with the field investigations, and collaborates on report preparation and submission.

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