Nathan Harper

Archaeologist, Springs Preserve

Nathan Harper has served as the preserve archaeologist at the Springs Preserve since 2010. Mr. Harper served as a lead team member on the restoration of four early Las Vegas Railroad Cottages and the development of the Boomtown 1905 project. Mr. Harper works to protect, research, and present prehistoric and historic cultural resources for the Springs Preserve, LVVWD, and SNWA. Mr. Harper holds bachelor and master degrees in anthropology from Wichita State University. Mr. Harper was a Fulbright Fellow to Cyprus in 2001 and a member of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens from 2007-2009. He has conducted field research in Mexico, Cyprus, Greece, Turkey, Israel and Jordan and museum and archival research at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, National Anthropological Archives, American Museum of Natural History in New York, Rockefeller Museum in Jerusalem, École Biblique et Archéologique Française de Jérusalem, Jordan Archaeological Museum, and the Cyprus Museum in Nicosia.