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Tennessee Archaeological Advisory Council

The Tennessee Archaeological Advisory Council consists of eleven members appointed by the Governor for five-year terms.

Meeting Details:

(Revised 1/15/19)

January 18, 2019

1:30 p.m. CST

Middle Tenneessee State University
James Union Building
Hazlewood Room
516 Alma Mater Dr.
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
No meeting scheduled for February.

Link to January Agenda

NOTICE: MTSU will issue tickets that day to cars parked in lots without the appropriate pass. There is a slight parking change for Friday at the Current Research in Tennessee Archaeology (CRITA) for the Tennessee Archaeological Advisory Council and Tennessee Council for Professional Archaeology meetings.  Parking for Friday is still in the Bell Street lot.  However, rather than reserved parking spots with barricades and attendant, folks will receive a parking permit from a worker at the Bell Street lot entrance (you will see a sign saying “CRITA PARKING PERMITS”).  Permits will be available from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm.



Members include:

  • five anthropologists representing the University of Tennessee, University of Memphis, Vanderbilt University, Middle Tennessee State University and East Tennessee State University;
  • one representative from the Tennessee Historical Commission;
  • one representative from a recognized archaeological association in Tennessee;
  • three members of Native American descent and representative of the Native American community in Tennessee;
  • one member from the public at large.

Commissioned under T.C.A. 11-6-103.

The statute authorizing this board expires June 30, 2022 and the one-year wind-down period begins.


Term Expires


Dr. Jeff Chapman, Chairman 06-30-2023 University of Tennessee
Cindy Yahola 06-30-2023 Native American Community
Dr. David Dye 06-30-2020 University of Memphis
Jeremy Kaunisto 06-30-2022 Native American Community
Dr. Jay D. Franklin 06-30-2021 East Tennessee State University
Georgia Dennis 12-31-2022 Archaeological Association
J. Lauren Webb 06-30-2023 Public-at-Large
Dr. Kevin Smith 06-30-2022 Middle Tennessee State University
Toye Heape 12-31-2022 Tennessee Historical Commission
Vacant 06-30-2017 Vanderbilt University
Dr. William Rex Weeks, Jr. 06-30-2020 Native American Community