Sara Pfannkuche

Master of Arts, Department of Anthropology, 2000, University of Illinois-Chicago

Sara is a trained archaeologist who has focused on North American archaeology, specifically within the Eastern Woodlands.  Her focus is on settlement patterns from the Archaic period and lithic technology.  While working as a cultural resource management archaeologist, Sara conducted surveys and excavations in 12 states on sites varying from a 13,000 year old campsite to a blast furnace used during the American Revolution and American Civil War. 

Sara came to The Anthropology Museum by way of the Logan Museum of Anthropology at Beloit College where she was Visiting Curator of Archaeology. 

When not at work, Sara enjoys crocheting, reviewing movies, and spending time outdoors either working in her gardens or taking nature hikes.  She has two black cats, volunteers with Natural Land Institute and Macktown Living History Education Center, and is President of Three Rivers Archaeological Society.