General Manager and Principal Investigator
As Weaver & Associates’ founder, general manager, and senior archaeologist, Guy Weaver plays an integral role in every project we conduct. Since 1974 he has participated in archaeological and anthropological projects throughout the eastern United States, as well as Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Barbados, Mariana Islands, United Kingdom, Peru, and Israel. He received his B.A. (1975) and M.A. (1978) in anthropology from the University of Memphis and completed course work for Ph.D. candidacy in anthropology from the University of Illinois-Carbondale. He is a member of the Register of Professional Archaeologists and Society for American Archaeology and is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the American Cultural Resources Association.
Before forming Weaver & Associates in 1998, Guy held positions with both academic and private-sector cultural resource management firms. He has served as a project manager, principal investigator, and/or field director on more than 300 projects and authored or coauthored nearly 200 technical reports, papers, and presentations. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Memphis and a consultant for the archaeology program at Rhodes College.
Business Manager and Principal Investigator
Carmen Dickerson received a B.S. (1971) in Mathematics and an M.A. (2001) in Anthropology from the University of Memphis. Her dual background makes her an indispensable part of our staff, and she currently serves as both business manager and principal investigator. Carmen has nine years of experience in cultural resource management and has managed dozens of archaeological investigations throughout the Southeast and Midwest. Her work experience also includes field survey, laboratory analysis, and report production on numerous projects, and she is a current member of the Register of Professional Archaeologists. Her areas of interest include the anthropological study of women’s roles in complex societies, iconography, and sociopolitical organization. Carmen is on the board of directors of the Friends of Chucalissa.
Dr. Carl Kuttruff has been an active member of the archaeological community since 1964. A native of Louisiana, he earned his B.A. in Geography and Anthropology from Louisiana State University (1965) and his M.A. (1970) and Ph.D. (1974) in Anthropology from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Since that time, he has worked on numerous field surveys and excavations throughout the eastern United States, including Louisiana, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Carl's previous positions include teaching assignments at Vanderbilt University, the University of Tennessee, Ohio State University, and Meramec Community College, and he is currently an Adjunct Professor at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He is a prominent expert in military archaeology and has conducted research at Fort Loudon, Fort Watauga, Port Hudson, Fort Pickering, and the WWII battlefields on Kwajalein Atoll and Wake and Corregidor islands. His extensive publication credits include nine book chapters, seven journal articles, more than 40 papers and presentations, and numerous archaeological reports and monographs. Carl is a current member of the Society for American Archaeology, the Society for Historical Archaeology, and the Southeastern Archaeological Conference.
Warren Oster joined the Weaver & Associates staff in 2002 and currently serves as a field director and senior archaeologist. He received his B.A. (1989) in creative arts from San Jose State University and an M.A. (2002) in anthropology from the University of Memphis and is a member of the Register of Professional Archaeologists. Warren has directed or worked on more than 150 archaeological projects in Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, and Alaska and written or contributed to more than 100 professional publications. His areas of expertise include total station surveying and mapping, photography, cartography, and archival research.
Jeremy Blazier joined the Weaver & Associates staff in 2004 after receiving a B.A. (1998) in sociology and M.A. (2002) in environmental archaeology from Ohio University. He currently serves as a senior archaeologist and field director and has worked on more than 100 projects in Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, Ohio, Mississippi, Illinois, and Louisiana. In addition, he has authored or contributed to nearly 75 professional publications and is a current member of the Register of Professional Archaeologists. Jeremy specializes in Harris Matrix stratigraphic profiling and environmental planning; his areas of interest include rural site patterning and digital cartography.
Anna Lunn began working with Weaver & Associates in 2004 and joined the staff full time in 2007. She received a B.A. (1998) in anthropology and M.S. (2007) in geoarchaeology from the University of Memphis, as well as a graduate certificate in geographic information science (GIS). She is an adjunct professor at Rhodes College and was a field supervisor during that institution’s 2007, 2008, and 2010 research excavations at Ames Plantation, as well as field director at the 2011 research excavation. Anna currently serves as an archaeological field director and has worked on projects in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana. She has written or made contributions to more than 50 professional publications and is a current member of the Register of Professional Archaeologists. Her areas of expertise include GIS technology, Southeastern prehistory, and photography.
A native Memphian, Laurie Amento joined the Weaver & Associates staff in 2008. She attended Webster University in St. Louis and previously worked for a large Southeastern distributing company, first as an administrative assistant, and later as an import and purchase manager. As an administrative assistant, Laurie provides crucial support on nearly every project we conduct. Laurie also manages company payroll and accounts payable and receivable. Her other contributions include customized databases of the company's library and reference materials.