Dr. Joseph M. Galloy

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Dr. Joseph M. Galloy

Dr. Joseph M. Galloy

Research Coordinator

Ph.D. Anthropology; A.M. Anthropology, Harvard University
Exchange Scholar, University of Chicago
M.A. Anthropology, Northern Illinois University
B.S. Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution, with a second major in Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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General Interest/Area of Focus

Joseph Galloy is an archaeologist with primary research interests in the prehistory of the American Bottom region of southwestern Illinois. He currently serves as the Research Coordinator for the American Bottom Field Station in Fairview Heights, Illinois. Galloy’s background includes 21 years of full-time cultural resource management experience, including 15 years at ISAS and 6 years at corporate CRM programs. He completed his PhD at Harvard, where he studied Mesoamerican and North American archaeology. His dissertation examined settlement dynamics and social interaction among tribal societies in the American Bottom uplands from A.D. 650 to 900.

Memberships

Register of Professional Archaeologists
Society for American Archaeology
Southeastern Archaeological Conference
Midwest Archaeological Conference
Illinois Archaeological Survey
Illinois Association for Advancement of Archaeology
Missouri Archaeological Society

Current Research

Eastern Woodlands; American Bottom archaeology; African-American archaeology, especially nineteenth century Black towns; Late Woodland settlement dynamics, social interaction, feature use, and ceramic technology; North American prehistoric dogs and their variable and changing relationships with humans.

ISAS chapters and reports now in preparation include the history of investigations of the East St. Louis Mound Complex (11S706), focusing on the Mississippi River Bridge Project, the Late Woodland occupation of the Sprague site (11MO716), and the Late Woodland and Mississippian occupations at the Booker T. Washington site (11S19).

Previous Positions

2009–2011 American Bottom Field Station, ISAS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Coordinator.

2005–2009 American Bottom Survey Division, ITARP, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Assistant Coordinator.

2000–2005 American Bottom Survey Division, ITARP, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Project Director.

1998–2000 SCI Engineering, Inc., St. Peters, Missouri. Cultural resource management program founder and senior project manager.

1996–1998 Hanson Engineers Incorporated, Springfield, Illinois. Cultural resource management program director.

1994–1996 Hanson Engineers Incorporated, Springfield, Illinois. Staff archaeologist.

Selected Bibliography

2014 (Miranda L. Yancey and Joseph M. Galloy) The Underground Railroad and America’s First Black Town: Brooklyn, Illinois. Illinois Antiquity 49(3):10–11.

2013 (Erin M. Benson and Joseph M. Galloy) Ceramic Owl Effigies from Ancient East St. Louis. Illinois Antiquity 48(3):10–13.

2011 A Once and Future City: The Splendor of Prehistoric East St. Louis. In The Making of An All-America City: East St. Louis at 150, ed. by Mark Abbott, pp. 5–14. East St. Louis Sesquicentennial Series, Vol. 1. Institute for Urban Research, Southern Illinois University–Edwardsville. Virginia Publishing, St. Louis.

2011 The East St. Louis Mound Center: America’s Original “Second City.” Cahokian Fall 2011:11–14.

2011 Preserving the East St. Louis Mound Center: Opportunities Lost and Found. Illinois Antiquity 46(3):36–38.

2010 The Janey B. Goode Site (11S1232): Highlights of Investigations at a Massive Late Prehistoric Site in the American Bottom. Illinois Archaeology 22:529–552.

2009 (Joseph M. Galloy and Miranda L. Yancey) Searching for Brooklyn’s Freedom Village: A Free Black Community in Lincoln’s Illinois. Illinois Antiquity 44(3&4):20–23.

2008 (Joseph M. Galloy and Michael F. Kolb) Transposed Mound Fill in the CSX Railyard, East St. Louis Mound Center (11S706). Illinois Archaeology 20:200–214.

2008 (Jeffery D. Kruchten, Joseph M. Galloy and Timothy R. Pauketat) Developer Destruction at the Pfeffer Mound Site, May–June 2008. Illinois Antiquity 43(2):9–10.

2007 A Stanhope Rosary Cross from Cahokia, Illinois. Illinois Antiquity 42(3&4):29.

2006 (Brad Koldehoff and Joseph M. Galloy) Late Woodland Frontiers in the American Bottom Region. Southeastern Archaeology 25:275–300.

2006 (Brad Koldehoff and Joseph M. Galloy) Late Woodland Frontiers: Patrick Phase Settlements along the Kaskaskia Trail, Monroe County, Illinois. Transportation Archaeological Research Reports No. 23. Illinois Transportation Archaeological Research Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

2005 (Brad Koldehoff and Joseph M. Galloy) Late Woodland Land Use in the American Bottom: An East St. Louis Perspective. Research Reports, No. 89. Illinois Transportation Archaeological Research Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

2004 Late Woodland Effigy Vessels from the American Bottom. Illinois Antiquity 39(3):10–13.

2002 Late Woodland Settlement Dynamics and Social Interaction in the American Bottom Uplands, A.D. 650–900. Doctoral dissertation, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University.

2000 (Joseph M. Galloy, Kathryn E. Parker and Nathan J. Babcook) The Bivouac Site (11MS1665): An Emergent Mississippian Camp in the American Bottom Uplands. Illinois Archaeology 12:218–243.

2000 Valuing the Past: Symbols of Identity and Nationalism on Mexican and Central American Currency. Applied Semiotics 9:483–493.

1998 Paleoindian and Archaic Lithic Exploitation and Settlement Patterns in Northeastern Illinois: A Linnig Site Perspective. The Wisconsin Archeologist 79(2):284–302.

1998 (Joseph M. Galloy, Ronald L. Sanders, Brant Vollman, Eve Hargrave, Kristin Hedman, James Fitzsimmons, Eleanora A. Reber, and Kathryn E. Parker) Summary Report on the 1995 Excavations at the Barton Site (23SL69), St. Louis County, Missouri. The Missouri Archaeologist 59:99–124.

1996 (Joseph M. Galloy and Joseph Craig) Salvaging the Spanish Village Site (23SL69 and 23SL135), Bridgeton, Missouri. Central States Archaeological Journal 43:173–176.

1994 Protoclassic Maya Settlement at the Copán Village. Crosscurrents: The Journal of Graduate Research in Anthropology 6:29–44.

1992 The Excavation of Four Domestic Structures at Copán Ruinas, Honduras. Master’s thesis, Department of Anthropology, Northern Illinois University.

Selected Papers Presented

2014 “The East St. Louis Mound Complex: A Historical Overview.” Paper presented at the Annual Midwest Archaeological Conference, Champaign, Illinois, October 3.

2013 “Rediscovering a Lost Ancient City in the American Heartland: The New Mississippi River Bridge Archaeological Investigations.” Invited keynote speech for the 2013 awards banquet of the Capitol Chapter, Illinois Society of Professional Engineers, Springfield, Illinois, February 23.

2012 “Dogs and their People in Ancient Illinois.” Prairie Lightning Symposium, I-Hotel and Conference Center, Champaign, November 30.

2012 “Rediscovering a Lost City.” Prairie Lightning Mini-Symposium, Illini Union, Urbana, September 20.

2012 “Cultural Evolution in the American Bottom ca. AD 1000–1400: The Rise and Fall of Mississippian Civilization.” Invited lecture for the Darwin Day, Southwestern Illinois College, Belleville, Illinois, February 17.

2011 (Erin L. Benson and Joseph M. Galloy) “Owl Medicine: Three Ceramic Owl Effigies from the East St. Louis Mound Center.” Paper presented at the Annual Midwest Archaeological Conference, La Crosse, Wisconsin, October 15.

2010 “Cahokia’s Hidden Neighbor: Ancient East St. Louis.” Invited lecture for the opening of the exhibit “Your Modern Archaeologist.” Labor and Industry Museum, Belleville, Illinois, November 6.

2010 (Jeffery D. Kruchten and Joseph M. Galloy) “Archaeology of the East St. Louis Mound Center.” Symposium (10 papers) organized for the Annual Midwest Archaeological Conference, Bloomington, Indiana, October 21.

2010 (Miranda L. Yancey and Joseph M. Galloy) “Mother Baltimore’s Freedom Village and the Development of Brooklyn, Illinois.” Annual Conference on Illinois History, Springfield, Illinois, October 1.

2010 (Joseph M. Galloy and Miranda L. Yancey) “Exploring a Late Nineteenth-Century German Neighborhood in Old North St. Louis.” Annual Meeting, Society for American Archaeology, St. Louis, Missouri, April 17.

2010 (Jeffery D. Kruchten and Joseph M. Galloy) “Uncovering the Early Cahokian Residential Zone at East St. Louis.” Annual Meeting, Society for American Archaeology, St. Louis, Missouri, April 17.

2009 (Joseph M. Galloy and Jeffery D. Kruchten) “Not Gone, but Forgotten: Resurrecting the East St. Louis Site.” Paper presented at the Annual Midwest Archaeological Conference, Iowa City, Iowa, October 15–17.

2008 “In Search of Mother Baltimore’s Freedom Village: The Free African-American Community at Brooklyn, Illinois, ca. 1829–1837.” Invited lecture for the “Global Connections” reception for award-winning Brazilian educators, Fulbright cultural exchange program, Lovejoy School, Brooklyn, Illinois, November 17.

2008 “The Janey B. Goode Site: Archaeological Investigations at a Prehistoric Farming Community in Southwestern Illinois, A.D. 900–1400.” Paper presented at the Annual Conference on Illinois History, Springfield, Illinois, October 30–31.

2007 (Joseph M. Galloy and Brad Koldehoff) “Initial Late Woodland Encampments along Ridge Prairie, St. Clair County, Illinois.” Paper presented at the Annual Midwest Archaeological Conference, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, October 4–6.

2004 (Quentina L. Borgic and Joseph M. Galloy) “Domesticated Dog Remains from the Janey B. Goode Site.” Paper presented at the 2004 Joint Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference and the Midwestern Archaeological Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, October 21–23.

2003 “Detecting Prehistoric Deposits in East St. Louis.” Paper presented at the Annual Midwest Archaeological Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 16–19.

2003 “The Patrick Phase Along the Lower Missouri: New Data and Interpretations.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Missouri Archaeological Society, Columbia, April 25–27.

2001 “Late Woodland Ceramics and Social Interaction in the American Bottom.” Paper presented at the Annual Midwest Archaeological Conference, La Crosse, Wisconsin, October 12–14.

1998 “Investigations at the Barton and Bridgeton Sites in St. Louis.” Invited lecture for Missouri Archaeology Month, Department of Anthropology, Washington University, St. Louis, September 25.

1995 “Recent Investigations at the Hill Prairie Mound Group, Madison County, Illinois.” Paper presented at the Annual Midwest Archaeological Conference, South Beloit, Illinois, October 25–28.

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