Curator, Division of Anthropology. Professor, Richard Gilder Graduate School, American Museum of Natural History

Thomas has directed 40 years of archaeological research on St. Catherines Island, a barrier island off the coast of Georgia. His team discovered the long-lost site of the Franciscan Mission Santa Catalina de Guale (1566–1680) and conducted major excavations there. Thomas and his team have also excavated the ruins of Mission San Marcos (1620–1680) about 20 miles south of Santa Fe, NM. He has also done work to redefine the relationship between the Native American and anthropological communities and has written the book Skull Wars.

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    Curator, Division of Anthropology. Professor, Richard Gilder Graduate School , American Museum of Natural History