On February 9, 2011, Bob Genheimer accepted our invitation to join the Board of Trustees of the Heartland Earthworks Conservancy. Bob is the George Rieveschl Curator of Archaeology at the Cincinnati Museum Center. His scientific expertise lies in lithic technology (stone tools); Prehistoric ceramics; the Hopewell and Late Prehistoric Periods; Historic artifacts; and 19th Century historic ceramics.
Bob has been employed by Cincinnati Museum Center as an archaeologist since 1990. He served as Archaeological Collections Manager for nearly 11 years, Acting Curator of Archaeology for two years, and was named George Rieveschl Curator of Archaeology in April 2003. In these roles Bob has undertaken processing and cataloging of more than several hundred thousand artifacts in the Museum’s collections; coordinating, installing, and maintaining the former computerized cataloging system; supervising all archaeology and ethnology volunteers; operating the archaeology laboratory; facilitating research on the collections; conducting archaeological field research; and publishing the results in both professional and public venues. His research interests are in both prehistoric and historical archaeology. His foci in prehistoric archaeology include Hopewell-age studies.
We are very pleased to have Bob on board and look forward to his contributions to the earthwork conservation effort.