Ph.D. University of Colorado, Boulder, 1977
Research Professor of Anthropology
Major Research Interests:
Archeology of the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains areas, nineteenth century military sites, forensic archeology, battlefield archaeology
Professor Scott has worked throughout the Great Plains and Rocky Mountain West on a variety of archeological projects. He has served as President of the Colorado Council of Professional Archeologists and the Nebraska Association of Professional Archeologists, and on the Board of Directors of the Society for Historical Archaeology and the Plains Anthropological Society. He is also the President of the Board of Trustees of the PAST Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to working with educators and the public in learning about archeology.
He has long-term research interests in the archeology of the Great Plains and Rocky Mountain areas. Doug specializes in nineteenth century military sites archeology and forensic archeology with five books, and over 100 monographs, and articles published on those and related subjects. He is particularly noted for his expertise in battlefield archeology and firearms identification. He was awarded the Department of the Interior's Distinguished Service Award in 2002 for his innovative research in battlefield archeology that started with his work at the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument.