Professor Timothy Pauketat

Professor Timothy R. Pauketat received his PhD in Anthropology from the University of Michigan. He is a professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and is the Director, State Archaeologist, and Senior Research Scientist for the Illinois State Archaeological Survey at the same institution.  Professor Pauketat has published extensively on his research at Cahokia and other Mississippian sites, and has written or edited 16 books, including The Archaeology of Ancient North America, Medieval Mississippians: The Cahokian World, and Cahokia: Ancient America’s Great City on the Mississippi. Dr. Pauketat has been the invited speaker for lectures and at conferences throughout the United States and internationally. A renowned scholar, he was the on-screen consultant for the PBS Series, ‘Native America,’ and has been interviewed by NPR, BBC News, and by both Archaeology and American Archaeology magazines.

Tours Led by Timothy Pauketat

  • Mound Builders of the USA TourMound Builders of the USA Tour
    September 22 - October 1, 2022 | Timothy Pauketat Tour the great ancient mounds of the central USA. This unusual ten-day tour travels from the UNESCO site of Poverty Point in Louisiana to the UNESCO site of Cahokia in Illinois, and on to the Newark Earthworks and Great Serpent Mound in Ohio. Along the way, learn about the art and religious beliefs of these mystifying cultures.