Jeff Portrait

Tribal Historic Preservation Program

Jeff Bendremer is a former Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Eastern Connecticut State University, and Connecticut College.  Dr. Jeff received a Masters in Social Studies Education and a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Connecticut.  Prior to teaching at Salish Kootenai College,  Dr. Jeff served as the Manager of the Historic Preservation Program for the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut from 1999-2009.

Dr. Bendremer. has directed 20 archaeological field schools, 4 for the University of Connecticut (1987-1990) and 15 for Eastern Connecticut State University and Indiana University (1995-2009), the latter hosted and cosponsored by the Mohegan Tribe and held on their reservation, and 1 for Salish Kootenai College last summer.  He has worked in academic research as well as cultural resource management and public archaeology. In addition to the Mohegan Tribe, he has worked with the Golden Hill Paugussett, Mashantucket Pequot, Montauk of Long Island and the Assonet Band of the Wampanoag Nation. His research interests include Pre- and Post-European Contact settlement and subsistence systems, Native American agricultural practices, oral tradition and archaeological ethics. He has attended workshops in remote sensing techniques and in federal archaeology resources law and protection and has presented and published numerous academic papers and continues to advocate for better ethics in archaeology, improved working relationships with Indian tribes and their governments as well as better techniques, strategies and methods in historic preservation.

Coursed Taught at SKC:

Introduction to Anthropology (Face-to-Face and Online)

Introduction to Archaeology (Face-to-Face)

Advanced Archaeological Field Methods (Face-to-Face and Online)

Archaeological Laboratory Techniques and Analyses (Face-to-Face)

Cultural Anthropology (Face-to-Face and Online)

North American Archaeology (Face-to-Face and Online)

Pre-European Contact (Face-to-Face and Online)

Introduction to Museum Studies  (Face-to-Face and Online)

Introduction to Tribal Historic Preservation (Face-to-Face)

Current Events in North American Archaeology (Face-to-Face)

Native American Contributions (Face-to-Face and Online)

History of Indians in the US (Face-to-Face)

American History to 1877 (Face-to-Face)

American History from 1877 (Face-to-Face)

World History to 1500 (Face-to-Face)

World History from 1500 (Face-to-Face)

Capstone in Tribal Historic Preservation (Online)

Indigenous Archaeological Field School (Face-to-Face)