Minnesota State Archaeologist
Amanda Gronhovd was appointed state archaeologist in March 2016.
Amanda came to Admin with more than 20 years of experience in the archaeological and cultural resources field. She has extensive experience working for both public and private sector organizations in Minnesota and across the United States in all aspects of archaeology and cultural resources management.
She is the current president of the Minnesota Society of Historical Archaeology. She holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Archaeology from Michigan Technology University and has owned and operated 10,000 Lakes Archaeology, a cultural resources consulting firm since 2003. One of her recent accomplishments was developing the public archaeology program at Mills Ruins Park in Minneapolis. Amanda is committed to preserving and protecting Minnesota’s archaeological resources for all Minnesotans.