Bruce Rippeteau
Adjunct Faculty Member Anthropology


Bruce Rippeteau is a retired Archaeologist and Prehistorian: first at the SUNY, then the first State Archaeologist of Colorado, later a vice president of the oil and gas exploration company Powers Elevation (later Petroleum Information Corporation), and then being the Director of the large South Carolina Institute of Archaeology (a regulatory state agency; with Institute research on the Spanish Colonial Capitol of Santa Elena and the Civil War Submarine Hunley).  Bruce's additional interests include a Ham extra license AC0ZT, a pilot's license, the Association of the US Army and having been on its Ft Jackson Advisory Board, being a Notary, a past president of an Explorers Club chapter, a past president of the 20th largest Rotary Club of 34,000 worldwide, and a past Secretary of the Society for American Archaeology.


  • PhD 1973 Case Western Reserve University  ("The Principles and Theory of Radiocarbon Chronology")
  • MA 1971 University of Arizona
  • BA 1968 University of Nebraska

Research Interests

New World Prehistory and Archaeology as Sciences, Radiometric Chronologies, The Iroquois, Research  and CRM as Administration and Business