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Robert "Bob" Sasso, Ph.D., R.P.A.

  • Associate Professor - Anthropology
  • Geography and Anthropology Department
  • Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1989
  • PHONE: (262) 595-2169
  • EMAIL: sasso@uwp.edu
Robert Sasso

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • North American Archaeology
  • Upper Midwest Prehistoric
  • Historical Archaeology

Teaching Interests

General Anthropology, Archaeology, Archaeology Field and Laboratory Methods, Physical Anthropology, Human Evolution, Forensic Anthropology, North American Archaeology, Human Ecology, Stone Toolmaking and Lithic Analysis; High-Impact Learning Practices; Student Research

Research Interests

Later Prehistoric Oneota Archaeology; Early Nineteenth Century Archaeology of the Western Great Lakes, Focused on Southeast Wisconsin and Northeast Illinois; Prehistoric and Early Historic Native American Agriculture in the Upper Midwest; Human Subsistence and Settlement Patterns; Late Prehistoric and Early Historic Bison Exploitation in the Eastern Prairies of the Upper Midwest

Consulting Interests

Selected Publications

2018: University of Wisconsin-Parkside and Kenosha Public Museum: Montgomery Site Investigations, 2017, The Wisconsin Archeologist (238-245 pp.)

2015: Review of Bison Remains at Late Prehistoric Oneota Sites in Wisconsin, The Wisconsin Archeologist (173-184 pp.)

2011: GIS Analysis of Ninetenth Century Potawatomi Site Selection in Southeastern Wisconsin., The Wisconsin Archeologist (45-61 pp.)

2011: GIS Analysis of Nineteenth Century Potawatomi Site Selection in Southeastern Wisconsin. , The Wisconsin Archeologist (45-61 pp.)

2011: University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha Public Museum, and Heartland Archaeology Research Program: Vieau Site Research Update. , The Wisconsin Archeologist (129-131 pp.)

2008: Ridged and Corn Hill Agricultural Fields: Wisconsin, Michigan, and Iowa, Examples of Late Prehistoric Agriculture in the Midwest., Greenwood Publishing Group (169-172 pp.)

: Ridged and Corn Hill Agricultuiral Fields of the Late Prehistoric and Historic Periods in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Iowa. , Archaeology in America: An Encyclopedia, edited by Francis P. McManamon. Greenwood Publishing Group, London, England. (7 pp.)

2006: Ethnohistory and Archaeology: The Removal Era Potawatomi Lifeway in Southeastern Wisconsin. , Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology 31(1). Accepted; Refereed ISSN 0146-1109; pages 165-201. (36 pp.)

2003: Agricultural Places and the Oneota Lifeway in Wisconsin, Praeger Publishers (13 pp.)

2003: Vestiges of Ancient Cultivation: The Antiquity of Garden Beds and Corn Hills in Wisconsin., Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology (195-231 pp.)

2001: Observations on the Oneota Cultivation Sites in Winnebago County., The Wisconsin Archeologist (125-138 pp.)

Service Awards

2013: Awarded Honorary Lifetime Membership Status. , Awarded Honorary Lifetime Membership Status, Professional, Iowa Archeological Society
2013: Nominated for President-Elect of Midwest Archaeological Conference, Inc.
(Regretfully Declined Nomination)., Officer Nomination, Professional Archaeological Organization, Professional, Midwest Archaeological Conference, Inc.

Departmental Service

: Committee Member - Member, Executive Committee.
: Committee Member - Anthropology Major Proposal Development Committee
2020: Other - Updating and Revising Departmental Entry in AAA AnthroGuide
2020: Task Force Chair - Developed Applied Archaeology Certificate Program
2020: Other - Miscellaneous
2020: Other - Participant/Attendee Geography Senior Seminar Presentations 2020
2019: Other - Attended Committee on Academic Planning Meeting
2019: Other - Contacted Colleagues at UW-Milwaukee Regarding Possible Soils Course Instructors
2019: Other - Updated/Edited American Anthropological Association Academic Departmental Guide, UWP Anthropology Program Listing
2019: Committee Member - Duncan Scholarship Student Selection Work
2019: Other - Provided and Introduction, Assistance, and Information on the Anthropology Teaching Collection

College Service

2021: Other - Provided Information for Inclusion in CSSPS Annual Report
2020: Other - Participant, CSSPS Spring 2020 All College Meeting 2020
2019: - Participant, 2018 CSSPS Vision Quest
2019: - Provided feedback to CSSPS on Draft of 2019-2022 Strategic Plan

University Service

: Task Force Chair - Land Acknowledgement Statement Committee
: Committee Member - Academic Policies Committee
: Committee Member - UW-Parkside Student Showcase Steering Committee Member
2021: Other - Provided Information on Museum Internship Requirements for Planned Museum
2020: Other - Provided an Assessment of Anthropology Course Equivalency for Transfer Credits from Marquette University
2020: Other - Provided Covid-19-related Public Health Suggestion to Provost's Office in Response to Request
2020: Other - Provided Museum Studies Information to Ethnic Studies and Mathis Gallery
2020: Committee Member - Scholarship Selection Subcommittee, Awards and Ceremonies Committee
2019: Other - Researched and Developed Data Regarding Directed Studies and Internships for Provost
2019: Other - Provided Peer Assessment of Teaching for Assistant Professor William D. Singesen

Professional Service

2020: Other - Multiple Archaeological and Anthropological Institutions and Firms
2019: Other - Multiple Archaeological and Anthropological Institutions and Firms
2019: Committee Member - Officer Nomination Committee, Midwest Archaeological Conference
2019: Other - Midwest Archaeological Conference, Inc.

Public Service

2020: Other - Department of Geography and Anthropology, UW-Parkside
2020: Other - Mr. William Kroncke
2020: Other - Kristi Sretenovich, Salem, WI
2020: Other - UW-Parkside Alumni
2020: Other - UW-Parkside
2020: Other - Department of Geography and Anthropology, UW-Parkside
2020: Other - Kenosha County Archaeological Society
2020: Other - Indian Trail High School
ANTH 100 - INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY
ANTH 201 - ARCHAEOLOGY
ANTH 201 - INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY
ANTH 202 - HUMAN EVOLUTION
ANTH 227 - NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS (DV)
ANTH 300 - TOPICS DATA COLLECTN&ANALYSIS:
ANTH 300 - TOPICS-DATA COLLECTN/ANALYSIS:
ANTH 310 - FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY
ANTH 327 - ARCHAEOLOGY OF NORTH AMERICA
ANTH 327 - ARCHEOLOGY OF NORTH AMERICA
ANTH 491 - ANTHROPOLOGY FIELDWORK
ANTH 494 - INTERNSHIP IN ANTHROPOLOGY
ANTH 499 - INDEPENDENT STUDY
ANTH 499 - INDEPENDENT STUDY:
SOCA 227 - NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS (DV)
SOCA 499 - INDEPENDENT STUDY
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