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Douglas D. Scott

Author, Historian, Interpreter

Dr. Douglas D. Scott has been the Great Plains Team Leader for National Park Service’s Midwest archaeological Center in Lincoln, Nebraska since 1983. He specializes in nineteenth-century military sites, archeology, and forensic archeology. He has written five books and more than 100 monographs and articles on those and related subjects. He is particularly noted for his expertise in battlefield archeology and firearms identification. Steve Black serves as Chief Ranger of Pea Ridge National Military Park. A sixteen-year veteran of the National Park Service, his background is nineteenth-century American military history. Originally from Virginia, he visited his first battlefield at the age of three and has been visiting or working at them ever since.