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Charles H. Faulkner

Charles H. Faulkner

Professor Emeritus; Distinguished Professor of Humanities


Charles H. “Charlie” Faulkner, UT Professor Emeritus, passed away peacefully on July 11, 2022. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, teacher and friend and was an active member of the Church of the Savior UCC.

He joined the UT Department of Anthropology in 1965 and taught prehistoric and historic archeology for 42 years. He was the principal investigator of the Normandy Dam Archaeological project in Middle Tennessee, published hundreds of reports, journal articles and several books over his 50-year career. He was nationally recognized for his work at Mud Glyph Cave. Charlie received many professional awards, including the Distinguished Professor of Humanities Award. Read more

Obituary on Knox News:


Historic Archaeology and  Historic Architecture of East Tennessee, Cave Archaeology of the   Southeastern US, Prehistoric Rock Art


  • Ph.D. 1970, Anthropology, Indiana University
  • M.A. 1961, Anthropology, Indiana University
  • B.A. 1959, Anthropology, Indiana University


  • Faulkner, C.H. (editor)  1996.  Rock Art of the Eastern Woodlands.  ARARA Occasional Paper No. 2.
  • Faulkner, C.H. (editor)  1986.  The Prehistoric Native American Art of Mud Glyph Cave.   The University of Tennessee Press.
  • Faulkner, C.H. and M.C.R. McCollough (eds.) 1974-1978.  8 Volumes reporting the  Normandy Reservoir Salvage Project.  University of Tennessee, Department of Anthropology, Report of Investigations.
  • Faulkner, C.H.  1972.  The Lake Prehistoric Occupation of Northwestern Indiana: A Study of the Upper Mississippi Cultures of the Kankakee Valley.  Indiana Historic Society, Prehistory Research Series  5(1)
  • Faulkner, C.H.  1965. The Old Stone Fort: Exploring an Archaeological Mystery.   The University of Tennessee Press.
Charles H. Faulkner