Director and Research Archeologist
Office: Babock Hall,
of Colorado, 1992
University of Nebraska,
Northern Colorado, 1974
Dr. Toom is director of archeological research
and senior principal investigator in the Department
of Anthropology, University of North Dakota,
Grand Forks. For the past 25 years he has specialized
in the prehistoric archeology of the Northern
Great Plains, especially the ceramic period
and the Plains Village tradition. Other interests
include applications in archeological geology
and archeological physics.
Dr. Toom is a former board member (1994-1996)
and past president (1996) of the Plains Anthropological
Prominent Publications Include:
Early Village Formation in the Middle Missouri
Subarea of the Plains (Research in Economic
Radiocarbon Dating of the Western Initial Middle
Missouri Variant (Plains Anthropologist,
Archeology of the Medicine Crow Site Complex
(Illinois State Museum, 1995, with Stanley A.
The Big House at Whistling Elk Village (Plains
Anthropologist, 2002, with Kenneth L. Kvamme).
Cambria and the Initial Middle Missouri Variant
Revisited (Wisconsin Archeologist,
2003, with Dale R. Henning, in press).
Northeastern Plains Village Time Lines and
Relations (Plains Anthropologist, 2004,
updated 8 February 2010