Dixon, Kelly J.
Kelly J. Dixon is a professor of anthropology at the University of Montana. She specializes in Historical Archaeology in the American West, with recent research at the site of the ill-fated Donner Party in the eastern Sierras and in mining boomtowns such as Virginia City, Nevada. Her research areas include the archaeology of frontiers, boomtowns, landscapes, and mining and logging industries in the West. In addition to her expertise with archaeological field and laboratory methods, she is also experienced in forensic recovery techniques on historical sites.
She is currently working with several graduate and undergraduate students to develop a historical archaeology research program in Montana and also has several students assisting the analysis of the Donner Party archaeological investigations.