Research Assistant Professor, Archaeology Director, USU Archaeological Services
Intermountain mammalian biogeography, intermountain hunter-gatherers, effects of climate change on human systems, human influence on ecosystems, applied paleozoology, volcanic glass used by hunter-gatherers
Dr. Cannon serves as President of USU Archeological Services, Inc. He has over 20 years of experience conducting Cultural Resource Management (CRM) Archaeology in the Intermountain West and elsewhere in the United States. He has supervised projects in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. He is also President of the Rocky Mountain Anthropological Association and Vice President for Government Affairs and Research for the Utah Professional Archaeological Council, andArchaeological Council for the American Quaternary Association . Dr. Cannon is also a member in good standing in the following professional organizations Register of Professional Archeologists, Society for American Archaeology, Idaho Professional Archaeological Council, Wyoming Association of Professional Archaeologists, andAmerican Cultural Resources Association . He is also a frequent internal reviewer for the University of Utah Press.
Within the University setting, Dr. Cannon is a Research Assistant Professor and trains students in Cultural Resource Management, as well as seeking grants for his research. Some of Dr. Cannon’s research interests are intermountain mammalian biogeography, intermountain hunter-gatherers, effects of climate change on human systems, human influence on ecosystems, applied paleozoology, volcanic glass use by hunter-gatherers.