When a research archaeologist position recently opened at Missouri State University, Dr. Daniel Pierce jumped at the chance to return home.
Pierce, the newest member of the archaeological research team at the Bernice Warren Center for Archaeological Research (CAR), learned of the position while working at a Florida university.
The timing was perfect, Pierce acknowledged, as he was ready to “move on.”
“Missouri State is a homecoming of sorts,” the St. Louis native said. “I never expected to end up back in my home state. But I am glad to be back.”