William Taylor
Assistant Professor, Curator of Archaeology
(PhD • University of New Mexico • 2017)

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Office Hours
M 3:00-5:00


Dr. Taylor’s research focuses on the relationship between humans and animals, with a topical focus on horses and animal domestication, and a technical emphasis on archaeozoology, archaeological science, and emerging technologies. He has ongoing field projects in the Great Plains and the American Southwest as well as Mongolia and the Steppes of Central Asia. He also conducts museum collections research in China, Australia, and South America.

Areas of Research 

Great Plains and the American Southwest

Mongolian Altai



China and the Silk Road

Related Media

"Discovering High Plains Horsemanship through Nebraska Archeology" - History Nebraska

"Horses Had Dentists 3,000 Years Ago" - National Geographic

"How Ancient Exchanges in Central Asia Shaped the Modern World" - The Diplomat

"The Khangai Nomadic Heritage Archaeology Project 2017" - National Museum of Mongolia

"Archaeology sheds light on Mongolia’s uncertain nomadic future" - The Guardian

"The Haunting Origins of Horse Culture in Mongolia" - National Geographic

"A Sherlock Worthy Look at an Ancient Horse Mummy" - National Geographic