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The following individuals are key personnel and long term employees at Archaeological Research, Inc.  Each brings important background and skills to ARI and all have been with the company for over six years.

  David Keene, Ph.D., RPA
President and Senior Archaeologist


  Archaeological Research, Incorporated was founded in 1991by David Keene. He continues to serve as its President and CEO. Dr. Keene has more than 25 years of experience in archaeology and historic research relating to Cultural Resource Management. His experience includes research and publications on historic and prehistoric archaeological sites in Illinois Indiana, Michigan, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, and South Carolina. He has also authored a number of preservation planning and management studies.  The most recent on Route 66 in Oklahoma. He completed his Ph.D., at the University of Wisconsin—Madison in Anthropology. His dissertation is entitled: Beyond Fur Trade: The Eighteenth Century Colonial Economy of French North American as seen from Fort de Chartres in the Illinois Country. In addition to his work with ARI, he also has served on the board of directors of a number of professional and civic organizations. Dr. Keene is a Registered Professional Archaeologist.  

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  ADJUNCT STAFF   In addition to our regular full time staff Archaeological Research, Inc., has developed a select set of relationships with individuals working in academia, government, or other corporations who work with ARI staff on a project by project basis as Adjunct Staff.      
  Jim Hart, Ph.D.
Research Specialist, Technical Advisor, and Cultural Resource Specialist


  Jim Hart is a writer and researcher living in Baltimore, Maryland. His interests include fortifications of the early modern period, the history of French and British colonial America, and the American Civil War. He gave a paper on the adaptation of European fortification design in colonial North America at the Society for Historical Archaeology’s 2007 Conference at Williamsburg. He has a growing collection of original eighteenth-century manuals on fortification, and is currently working on the translation of a French military engineer’s journals and reports on New France. He has a B.A. from Yale University, an M.A. from Loyola University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has worked on several projects for Archaeological Research, Inc., especially conducting research in libraries and archives on the East Coast.       
  John Vogel, Ph.D.
Historian and
Cultural Resource
  John Vogel is founder and president of Heritage Research, Ltd., and is an adjunct staff member of Archaeological Research, Inc.  John works closely with our staff on all aspects of evaluating historic structures, landscapes, and heritage tourism.  

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  John McManamon, S.J., Ph.D.
Historian and
  John McManamon is an internationally known Renaissance scholar with extensive publications in Renaissance Humanism.  He has spent the past five years working as an underwater archaeologist with faculty and staff at Texas A & M University. In addition Mr. McManamon has worked on a number of underwater projects in the Illinois waters of Lake Michigan. Dr. McManamon is currently a professor in the History Department at Loyola University of Chicago.