Carlton Gover is a Citizen of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma pursuing his Ph.D. in Anthropology with a subfield emphasis in archaeology. He received his M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Wyoming and his B.S. in Anthropology from Radford University. His research utilizes Pawnee, Arikara, and Wichita oral traditions, regarding population movement and social change, as foundational evidence for interpreting the late-precontact archaeological record. Carlton is also the Board Secretary for the Museum of the Pawnee Nation Board of Directors, a host on the A Life in Ruins Podcast, a Research Associate for Нова археологічна школа (New Archaeological School) in Ukraine, and on the SAA Committee on Native American Relations.