Jeremy L. Nienow, Ph.D., RPA

Owner, Nienow Cultural Consultants, LLC
Principal Investigator

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Jeremy Nienow is a passionate cultural resource preservation liaison, consultant and educator, actively pursuing new synergies, technologies, and projects within local county organizations, higher education, and the professional heritage preservation community. As an educator Dr. Nienow taught for a decade at public and private higher education institutions throughout the Twin Cities. He established an anthropology department and program, led program review, and effectively communicated within all levels of the institution.

As a registered, professional archaeologist he has 30 years experience in cultural resource management throughout the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic, and consults as a licensed historic and prehistoric archaeological Principal Investigator. He owns and operates Nienow Cultural Consultants, LLC and is well known in both the historical society and archaeological communities; actively serving in all aspects of the professions including board service, conference organization, public speaking, and scholarly publication. Jeremy enjoys blurring the lines between educator and professional archaeologist. He is currently the Immediate Past President of the Council for Minnesota Archaeology.

Currently Dr. Nienow’s archaeological research has been focused on Historic Fort Snelling’s Lower and Upper Posts. He has successfully lead NCC’s team over the past four years through numerous identification, evaluation, and now construction monitoring efforts related to both MNHS’ new interpretive center on the Lower Post as well as Dominium’s dramatic rehabilitation of Upper Post. On the western side of the metro, he has led cultural resource investigation efforts into late 19th-century tourism on Lake Waconia including the complex Phase I and II investigations of the historic Coney Island of the West, a multi-component large resort island operating throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries. In the eastern metro, his work has centered on public-led archaeological survey of the smaller lakes interspersed throughout northern Ramsey County with an interesting series of prehistoric occupations.

Nienow Cultural Consultants is owned and operated by Jeremy L. Nienow. Jeremy is a Registered Professional Archaeologist and acknowledged space guru with a Masters in Historical Archaeology from the College of William and Mary and a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Nienow has more than 30 years experience successfully conducting Cultural Resource Management projects throughout the Midwest.