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College of Arts & Sciences
Savannah River Archaeological Research Program


The SRARP has a number of full-time and part-time staff who bring to the program a variety of skills and expertise.

Keith Stephenson



Joined SRARP in 1990. B.A. in History from the University of Georgia in 1981, M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Georgia in 1990 and Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Kentucky in 2010. Prehistoric. Major Research Area: Southeastern U.S. – Prehistory of Woodland and Mississippian Periods.

George (Buddy) Wingard

Administrative Manager 


Joined the SRARP staff in 1993. B.A. in Humanities from the University of South Carolina in 1992. Area of Interest: Historic towns of the Savannah River Site and historic cemeteries.

Tammy Forehand Herron



Joined the SRARP staff in 1991. B.A. in Psychology, minor in Anthropology from Georgia Southern University in 1991. Historic Archaeology. Major Research Area: 18th century sites in the South Carolina Backcountry.

Christopher R. Moore

Outreach Coordinator 


Joined the SRARP staff in 2008. B.S. in Anthropology from Appalachian State University in 1995, M.A. in Anthropology from East Carolina University in 2000 and Ph.D. in Geoscience from East Carolina University (Coastal Resources Management Program) in 2009. Major research areas: Geoarchaeology, Luminescence (OSL) dating, hunter-gatherer archaeology, Late Quaternary climate and human adaptation, GIS and Remote sensing. Currently, working on a volunteer/research program investigating Carolina Bays in southeastern South Carolina.

 Adam King

Special Projects

Joined SRARP in 1998. B.S. in Finance from Penn State University in 1987, M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Georgia in 1991, Ph.D. in Anthropology from Penn State University in 1996. Prehistoric. Major Research Area: The emergence and evolution of complex societies, particularly Mississippian Chiefdoms.

Jessica M. Cooper

Graduate Assistant 


Joined the SRARP staff in 2013.  B.A. in Anthropology, with a minor in Native American and Indigenous Studies, from George Mason University in 2011.  Her interests include lithics of the Woodland Southeast, feminist archaeology, Native American/Archaeologist interactions, and public archaeology.

Haley Grant

Assistant Curator


Lisa Pittman

Field and Laboratory Technician

Joined SRARP in 2014, B.A. in Geology and Anthropology from University of Georgia. Interests include historic ceramics and geoarchaeology.



B. J. Clifford

Archaeologist II, Director of CRM, Paleoethnobotanist


Joined SRARP in 2015. B.A. in Anthropology from Northeastern Illinois University, M.A. in Anthropology from University of South Carolina. Interests include foodways of Southeastern Native Americans, Geographic Information Systems, Hot Sauce, and Kickball.