Robert Mazrim has worked in Illinois archaeology for over twenty years. He is the founder of the Sangamo Archaeological Center, and has also worked with the Illinois State Archaeological Survey (University of Illinois, Champaign) since 1997. Mazrim has conducted fieldwork and laboratory research for a number of archaeological programs and agencies, including the Center for American Archaeology, the University of Missouri St. Louis, the University of Wisconsin, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. He is the author of numerous technical reports, articles in Illinois Archaeology, Illinois Antiquity, Illinois Heritage, and the Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology, and also four books on historical archaeology (published by the University of Chicago Press and ISAS). He frequently presents seminars and lectures on various topics in archaeology, and served as Adjunct Professor at Illinois State University (graduate studies in historical archaeology) in 2008. Mazrim is the winner of the  Russell P. Strange Memorial Book Award (Illinois State Historical Society), and was nominated for the The Order of Lincoln (Lincoln Academy of Illinois) in 2007.

Robert Mazrim   Sangamo Archaeological Center