Joanne DeMaio has been working in archaeology for the past six years in the Midwest and Ouachita Mountains. She joined the Indiana Office in 2013 as a Staff Archaeologist, where her primary duties include supervising field work and report preparation. She graduated from the University of Evansville in 2011 with a bachelor’s in archaeology and art history. During her undergrad days, she had the chance to work with many organizations, including Angel Mounds State Historic Site, New Harmony State Park, and The Indiana State Museum.
Joanne recently graduated from the University of Arkansas with her master’s degree in 2013. Her thesis work involved a pottery analysis of whole vessels from a Caddo site in the Upper Ouachita River Valley. While in Arkansas, she had the chance to work with the Arkansas Archaeological Survey and The University of Arkansas Museum, and to work at sites including Prairie Grave Civil War Battlefield and Historic Washington State Park. She has experience working with historic and prehistoric collections from Indiana, Kentucky, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. Her interests include prehistoric pottery analysis and settlement systems of Mississippian cultures.
When she is not working, she enjoys hiking, cooking, reading, baking, and sewing.