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Justin Bailey

Graduate Student


My name is Justin Bailey. I was born in Indiana and attended Indiana University, Bloomington from 2011-2014 with degrees in anthropology and history with a concentration in archaeology. After graduating, I took time off to hike the Appalachian Trail with my girlfriend (now wife) Hilary (Hilary also has a background in anthropology and we met on an archaeology field school while attending IU). After returning from our travels, I volunteered in Vero, Florida at a potential pre-Clovis site with Mercyhurst University. We then moved to Steamboat Springs, Colorado for three years where I gained field experience working contract archaeology throughout Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado with private firms and the U.S. Forest Service. Hilary and I moved to Knoxville in the fall of 2017 where I continued contract work throughout the southeast with another environmental firm and also with the University of Tennessee's Archaeological Research Laboratory (ARL). I am currently working as an archaeological contractor with the Tennessee Valley Authority. I will be switching gears to expand my horizons studying bioanthropology with Professor Benjamin Auerbach.