Mike Searcy, Assistant Professor

Department: Anthropology


Email: msearcy@byu.edu

Office: 862 KMBL

Phone: 801-422-5374



  • Anthropology in Archaeology from University of Oklahoma, 2010
  • Anthropology in Archaeology from Brigham Young University, 2005
  • Journallism in Advertising from University of North Texas, 2000

Research Interests

Viejo (AD 700-1200) and Medio Periods (AD 1200-1450) of the Casas Grandes tradition of northwest Mexico; causes linked to transitions in sociopolitical organization and in shifting identities; long-distance interaction; iconographical analysis; ground stone analysis; ethnoarchaeology; Fremont archaeology; UAVs/drones.


  • Butler Young Scholar Award in Western Studies from Charles Redd Center for Western Studies, 2018

Professional Affiliations

  • Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society
  • Utah Professional Archaeological Council