Dr. Reinhardt received his BA, MA, and PhD degrees in Anthropology at UCLA and has been doing archeology in Alaska off an on since 1979. As an undergraduate he volunteered in the UCLA Radiocarbon Laboratory and was awarded a President's Undergraduate Fellowship. In graduate school he received two Anthropology Department fellowships and a highly competitive Alumni Association Scholarship. His doctoral dissertation investigated Eskimo dwellings and cultural correlates.
A generalist in anthropology, he has published on such topics as California rock art and linguistics; dental anthropology; paleoindian research; Arctic geoarcheology; Eskimo archeology, architecture, art, ethnology; and visual anthropology of American Indians. For the last 12 years he has been exploring the remarkable world of American material culture in his search for meaning behind our cultural depictions of American Indians. Much of his fieldwork has taken him to northern Alaska, where he has excavated mostly historical and prehistoric village sites. He was co-recipient of a three year grant (plus two supplemental grants for undergraduate research) from the national Science Foundation for work in Alaska, a project also sponsored by Earthwatch for one year.
In his role as Archeology Director of the University of Indianapolis Archeology and Forensics Laboratory, he has also assisted in some forensic anthropology cases.
(1980) BA in Anthropology, University of California at Los Angeles