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John R. Roney

A native of Artesia, NM, John R. Roney graduated from Carleton College and earned a Master’s Degree at Eastern New Mexico University.  He attended the University of Arizona during his Junior year of college and worked several summers for the Arizona State Museum.  After completing his studies, Mr. Roney was hired by the Bureau of Land Management in Winnemucca, Nevada.  In 1980 he transferred to Albuquerque, NM, and eventually retired in 2006 after a full career as a BLM archaeologist.  He is now self-employed as a cultural resources consultant in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he resides with his wife Ruth.  

Mr. Roney has worked for many years in New Mexico, Arizona, and northwestern Mexico, investigating the early spread of agriculture and other topics.  His interests also include prehistoric and historic roads and post-Chacoan developments in the Greater San Juan Basin of northwestern New Mexico.  Results of his research have appeared in Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, and other venues.