Graduating from Appalachian with a B.A. in Anthropology in 1992, David attended Eastern New Mexico University where he completed a Master's thesis on the geoarchaeology of Anasazi kivas in 1996. Meanwhile he cultivated an interest in Pleistocene archaeology and completed a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of New Mexico in 2008, focusing on Paleoindian archaeology. His dissertation research consisted of an investigation of Clovis caches where he systematically compared cache assemblages to those of Clovis kill and camp sites towards interpreting their roles in Clovis economy and landscape use.
While pursuing his graduate degrees, he worked in contract archaeology where he had the opportunity to work throughout the United States as well as Mexico, Costa Rica, and Guam. His current research is focused on Clovis and Folsom archaeology of the American West, Southwest and Plains. He is currently investigating a number of archaeological and geoarchaeological aspects of Blackwater Draw Locality No. 1, the Clovis type site, and has directed the ENMU Archaeological Field School there for the past two years.
David currently lives with his wife Anacarmen (a social work counselor for children), his son Ben (an awesome kid), and Kahlo the dog in Portales, NM.
Posted August 5, 2011 - 7:58pm
- David Kilby - Faculty profile at Eastern New Mexico University.