FORT NECESSITY FAMILY VACATION, Pennsylvania, August 1957.  Three year old William Lees (left) and brother John at Fort Necessity, PA shortly after J.C. Harrington's seminal work there in 1953 and 1954. 




WILLIAMSBURG FAMILY VACATION, Virginia, probably 1957.  Probably on the same family trip that led to Ft. Necessity.  Young William Lees to left (he has been consistently on the left most of his life) of brother John, after a day of marveling at the archaeologically based reconstruction and interpretation of Williamsburg, and pondering this as a location for future historical archaeology conferences.




HONEY SPRINGS ARCHAEOLOGICAL PROJECT, Oklahoma, June 1972.  University of Tulsa field crew at the Honey Springs Battlefield, working for Oklahoma Historical Society.  A sliver of Lees can be seen on the far left of this photo.  Taken by project director Dr. Charles D. Cheek.

Photo at top of page is the field camp at Honey Springs just after sunrise, 1972.




UNIERSITY OF OKLAHOMA FIELD SCHOOL, Oklahoma, Summer 1973.  Earliest known field photograph of Dr. Lees, at the OU field school at the Two Sisters site in the Oklahoma Panhandle, directed by Dr. Dick Pailes.




McGEE CREEK ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY, Oklahoma, Fall 1975. Picture is self-explanatory.




MY CAROLINA HOME, Columbia, South Carolna, Summer 1977.  My first home in Columbia, near Fort Jackson.




LIMERICK PLANTATION, South Carolina, July 29, 1977.  Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, USC, testing crew at Limerick Plantation (l to r): Mike Harmon, Joe Joseph, William Lees (in the screen, his dog Atoka).




LIMERICK PLANTATION, South Carolina, Fall 1977.  Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, USC, excavation crew at Limerick Plantation.




UPPER PENINSULA, Michigan, ca. 1980.  Testing crew and dwarves in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.




GARLOCK FARM, Michigan, 1980.  Highway survey crew from Michigan State University Museum at the Garlock Farm.




SOIL SYSTEMS, INC. TOPEKA, KANSAS OFFICE, ca. 1982.  Staff of office on a snowy winter's day.




SOIL SYSTEMS, INC. TOPEKA, KANSAS OFFICE, ca. 1982.  National Register testing of a site in western Missouri. 




COODY CREEK SITE TESTING, Oklahoma, ca. 1982.  Soil Systems, Inc. crew for the National Register Test Excavations of the Caddoan Coody Creek site.




COODY CREEK DATA RECOVERY, Oklahoma, ca. 1982.  Soil Systems, Inc. crew for data recovery excavations.




LAKE FRANCIS CASE SHORELINE SURVEY, South Dakota, 1983.  University of Kansas field crew for survey of lower west bank of Lake Francis Case (Fort Randall Reservoir).  Taken on the last day of the survey.




KANAPOLIS LAKE SURVEY, Kansas, 1984.  Environmental Systems Analysis, Inc. survey crew at Kanapolis Lake in central Kansas.




FORT LARNED SURVEY, Kansas, 1984.  University of Kansas Crew at the Fort Larned National Hitoric Site.




QUINDARO ARCHAEOLOGICAL PROJECT, Kansas City, Kansas, 1984.  Environmental Systems Analysis, Inc. survey crew at 1850s Quindaro townsite.




U.S. 56 EXCAVATIONS AT THE MEM SITE, Marion County, Kansas, 1986. 




FORT RANDALL VOLUNTEER ARCHAEOLOGICAL PROJECT, Lake Francis Case, South Dakota, ca. 1989.  U.S. Corps of Engineers contract supervisor Lees.




OFFICE AT KANSAS STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Topeka, Kansas, ca. 1990.



MINE CREEK ARCHAEOLOGICAL PROJECT, Pleasanton, Kansas, ca. 1990. Oklahoma Historical Society and volunteer crew on the Mine Creek Civil War battlefield.




SHARPS CREEK SITE, McPherson County, Kansas, 1993.  William Lees and Cleve Mulder (in pit) drawing profile of Great Bend Aspect (proto-Wichita) storage pit during Kansas Archaeology Training Program Dig.




DOAKSVILLE ARCHAEOLOGY PROJECT, Choctaw County, Oklahoma, 1995.  Crew of the first season of the Oklahoma Historical Society's Doaksville Archaeological project.  Doakvsville was a comercial center in the Choctaw Nation and the Choctaw National Capital.




DOAKSVILLE ARCHAEOLOGY PROJECT, Choctaw County, Oklahoma, 1996.  Crew of the second season of the Oklahoma Historical Society's Doaksville Archaeological Project. 




SAND CREEK MASSACRE ARCHAEOLOGICAL PROJECT, Colorado, 1999.  National Park Service survey to identify location of Black Kettle's village and related places. 




BOARD OF DIRECTORS, SOCIETY FOR HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY, June 2002.  SHA Board during their mid-year meeting at St. Louis.




RED RIVER SHIPWRECK PROJECT, Oklahoma, 2003.  Institute of Nautical Archaeology and Oklahoma Historical Society Crew, excavation of 1838 western rivers steamboat Heroine.




BOARD OF DIRECTORS, SOCIETY FOR HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY, June 2003.  SHA Board during their mid-year meeting at the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab in Solomons, Maryland.
     Left to Right: Kim McBride, Sara Mascia, Barbara Heath, Julie King, Vergil Noble, Bob Neyland, Martha Zierden, Mike Polk, Dan Roberts, Judy Bense, William Moss, William Lees.




RED RIVER SHIPWRECK PROJECT, Oklahoma, 2004.  Institute of Nautical Archaeology and Oklahoma Historical Society crew, excavation of 1838 western rivers steamboat Heroine.




BOARD OF DIRECTORS, SOCIETY FOR HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY, June 2004.  SHA Board during their mid-year meeting in Rockville, Maryland.
    Left to Right: Karen Hutchison (executive director), Greg Waselkov, Bob Neyland, Dan Roberts, Martha Zierden, Judy Bense, Sara Mascia, Kim McBride, Barbara Heath, Julie King, William Lees, William Moss.




BOARD OF DIRECTORS, SOCIETY FOR HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY, June 2005.  SHA Board during their mid-year meeting in Rockville, Maryland.
     Left to Right: William Moss, Joe Joseph, Mark Staniforth, William Lees, Barbara Heath, Anne Giesecke, Sara Mascia, Terry Klein, Judy Bense, Kim McBride, Doug Scott, Greg Waselkov,  Rebecca Allen.




STEERING COMMITTEE, FLORIDA PUBLIC ARCHAEOLOGY NETWORK, September 2005.  Meeting of the Steering Committee at the temporary FPAN headquarters on Church Street, Pensacola.
    Left to Right: Jim Miller, William Lees, Elizabeth Benchley, Ryan Wheeler, William Marquardt, Greg Cook, Lynne Goldstein, Judy Bense, Sheila Stewart, Hester Davis.




FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH, ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA, April 2006.  Lees volunteering at Kathy Deagan's excavation of the first Spanish Settlement at St. Augustine; he is pictured next to a wooden stake believed to date from John Goggin's earlier work at this site (photo by Kathy Deagan).




RED RIVER SHIPWRECK PROJECT, Summer 2006.  Institute of Nautical Archaeology and Oklahoma Historical Society crew, excavation of 1838 western rivers steamboat Heroine.




BOARD OF DIRECTORS, SOCIETY FOR HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY, June 2006.  SHA Board during their mid-year meeting in Rockville, Maryland.
    Standing (Left to Right): Rebecca Allen, Nick Honerkamp, Joe Joseph, Anne Giesecke, Michael Nassaney, Margaret Purser, Lu Ann De Cunzo, William Lees.
Kneeling: Sara Mascia.
Seated (Left to Right): Greg Waselkov, Doug Scott, Terry Klein, Mark Staniforth.





GROUND BREAKING FOR ST. AUGUSTINE CENTER, FLORIDA PUBLIC ARCHAEOLOGY NETWORK, August 2006.  Left to Right: Chuck Meide, Flagler College President William Abare, William Lees, Mayor George Gardner, City Archaeologist Carl Halbirt.




FLORIDA PUBLIC ARCHAEOLOGY NETWORK, Pensacola, September 2006.  First meeting of directors, staff, and principals of the Network.  Left to Right: Christy Wood Pritchard, Sarah Miller, Kara Bridgman Sweeney, John Worth, William Marquardt, Judy Bense, William Lees, Della Scott-Ireton, Rich Eastabrook.




BOARD OF DIRECTORS, SOCIETY FOR HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY, June 2007.  SHA Board during their mid-year meeting at Gaithersberg, Maryland.




FLORIDA PUBLIC ARCHAEOLOGY NETWORK, UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA, COORDINATING CENTER AND NORTHWEST REGION STAFF, December 2008.  End of year staff photo (Left to Right): Monica Beck, Destination Archaeology manager; Della Scott-Ireton, Northwest Region Director; Mary Furlong, Northwest Region Outreach Coordinator; Cheryl Phelps, Coordinating Center Office Manager; William Lees, FPAN Executive Director.




APALACHICOLA RIVER, FLORIDA, HERITAGE SITES RECON, UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA, May 2009.  Members of a recon expedition on the Apalichicola River, to gather information and insight for thesis projects of Irina Franklin and Brian Mabelitini.  Left to Right:  Brian Mabelitini, Scott Sorset, Irina Franklin, Della Scott-Ireton, and William Lees.




CONFEDERATE BATTERY, TORREYA STATE PARK, UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA, May 2009.  Crew photo at the beginning of a topographic mapping associated with the thesis project of Brian Mabelitini.  Left to Right:  William Lees, Brian Mabelitini, and Scott Sorset.




Cotton Warehouse, Torreya State Park, University of West Florida, June 2009.  William Lees and Monica Beck at site of Antebellum Cotton Warehouse during beginning of topographic mapping of site.