Jackson Mueller

Graduate Student
Jackson Mueller wears a cowboy hat, vest and jeans while holding a notebook and pen while standing in the hills surrounded by sagebrush.


Current Satus: Ph.D. in progress

Academic Interest: Prehistoric mobility and technological adaptation

Current Lab: Great Basin Paleoindian Research Unit

Jackson first studied archaeology as an undergraduate at UNR. Following a field school in the Rabbithole Mining District and a couple field sessions in Montana and Utah, he earned his masters degree at the University of Montana studying the Bicycle Corps, a 19th century infantry unit. Since graduation in 2011, he has directed projects across the United States but considers the Great Basin his home. Jackson is currently enrolled in the Ph.D. program at UNR studying technological adaptation in the Great Basin. Beyond the ivory tower, Jackson works on the recovery of a howitzer lost during John C. Fremont’s 1843 expedition and writes terrible poetry.


  • B.A., University of Nevada Reno, 2009
  • M.A., University of Montana, 2011;
  • A.A., Truckee Meadows Community College, 2022