Contact & Location


The Department of
Sociology & Anthropology

Physical Address:
Phinney Hall 101
PHONE: (208) 885-6751
FAX: (208) 885-2034
E-MAIL: socanth@uidaho.edu

Mailing Address:
Department of
Sociology & Anthropology
c/o University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1110
Moscow, ID 83844-1110

Mark Warner

Mark Warner

Office: Phinney Hall 114
Phone: (208) 885-5954
Email: mwarner@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: Department of Sociology & Anthropology- University of Idaho
P.O. Box 441110
Moscow, Idaho 83844-441110

College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Associate Professor and Department Chair

Campus Locations: Moscow
With UI Since 1998

  • Biography

    Mark Warner is an historical archaeologist with over twenty years of experience in archaeology.  He has worked in many parts of the U.S. and conducted major excavations in Maryland, Oklahoma (in collaboration with the Miami Nation) and in the Inland Northwest.  He is currently working on the Sandpoint Archaeology Project, an extensive archaeological and historical study of the early settlement of Sandpoint, Idaho and the largest excavation in the history of the state of Idaho. His research interests include zooarchaeology and foodways and archaeologies of inequalities.  In 2009 he was elected to serve as a member of the board of directors for the Society for Historical Archaeology.  

    When not obsessing over various archaeology-related topics Warner is fixating on the current state of Detroit’s professional sports teams and the well-being of Michigan athletics in general. He is originally from Michigan and is married to Amy Grey (Executive Director of Backyard Harvest). They have two children, Tom and Sam.

  • Selected Publications
    • 2009 “Why I gave Away My American Antiquity: Some Thoughts on the Relationship Between Historical Archaeologists and American Antiquity” The SAA Archaeological Record 9(2): 6-7
    • 2008 Living in Cities’ Revisited: Trends in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Urban Archaeology. Mark S. Warner and Paul R. Mullins, eds. Thematic issue of Historical Archaeology. 42 (1)
    • 2008 “Cats here, cats there, cats and kittens everywhere” (but not in Cincinnati): An Urban Extermination.” In Living in Cities’ Revisited: Trends in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Urban Archaeology. Mark S. Warner and Paul R. Mullins, eds. Thematic issue of Historical Archaeology. 42(1): 11-25.
    • 2004. “Building Ties: The Collaboration between the Miami Nation and Archaeology.” Mark S. Warner and Daryl Baldwin In Places in Mind: Archaeology as Applied Anthropology. Paul A. Shackel and Erve Chambers, eds. pp. 137-152, Routledge, London

  • Research Projects
    • 2007- present Sandpoint Archaeology Project, Excavation of multiple areas in Sandpoint Idaho, exploring the early history of the settlment of the region, collaboration with SWCA Environmental Consultants and EHC Inc. Excavations in Sandpoint, ID, analysis in multiple locations
    • 1997- present collaboration with the Miami Nation. Ongoing relationship with the Miami, resulting in multiple field projects of the past 15 years. Miami, OK
    • 2003-04 Nora Creek Excavations, Excavation of an historical farmstead near Troy Idaho.
    • 1988 - 1998 Archaeology in Annapolis, Ongoing archaeology project exploring the many histories of a colonial town. Annapolis, MD)
  • Outreach Projects
    • 15 years of collaboration with the Miami Nation
    • 10 years of active service in a variety of contexts associated with the Society for Historical Archaeology
  • Awards and Honors
    • I've got them, but no need to post them.