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Randall H. McGuire

Distinguished Professor



McGuire is an archaeologist primarily interested in the development of power relations in the past. He has carried out most of his field work in the U.S. Southwest and is currently conducting a long-term field project in northwest Mexico. He has also done historical archaeology and oral history research in the northeastern U.S. In 2010, he completed a project investigating the 1913-1914 coal strike in southern Colorado. He is starting research in contemporary archaeology on the U.S. – Mexican border around Nogales, Arizona. In addition to historical archaeology, history and ethnology, his interests include quantitative methods, social theory, cultural resource management and archaeomagnetic dating.


  • Phd, MA, University of Arizona

Research Interests

  • Archaeology
  • social theory
  • historical archaeology
  • US Southwest
  • Northern Mexico


  • University Award for Excellence in Research
  • 1996-1997; Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Research Profile