About Jared Renaud
Jared is an M.A. student in the Applied Archaeology program. After completing his Bachelors at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Jared participated in private and public-sector archaeology work throughout the country. Jared began his archaeological career working on the Mississippi River Bridge project in East Saint Louis, then went on to learn trail maintenance, wilderness medicine, and outdoor leadership skills in central Idaho before transitioning to cultural resources managment work in the American West. Since then, Jared has worked in various National Parks and Forests in Southern Arizona, Southwest New Mexico, the Sierra Nevada, and Northern California to preserve and protect cultural resources on public lands. Prior to beginning grad school, Jared recently completed a term position as the archaeology technician at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument (ORPI); while there he presented a paper on Condition Assessment work he conducted at ORPI during the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Jared is most interested in cultural landscapes, community-focused approaches in archaeology, and proto-historic and historic agriculture within the southern Arizona borderlands. Outside of archaeology, Jared’s interests include map-collecting, photography, hiking, bike transportation, and sustainable farming.
Areas of Study
U.S. Southwest Borderlands
Cultural Landscapes, Cultural Resource Managment, Collaboration with Indigenous and Descendant Communities, Traditional Cultural Places, Heritage Conservation