Susan A. Holland

Susan A. Holland, a native of Topeka, Kansas, received a degree in Anthropology from Northern Arizona University at Flagstaff.

After pursuing a career in the west, southwest, and Hawaii, she returned to Kansas where she was employed by the Archeological Office of the Kansas State Historical Society on a field project at Arkansas City, Kansas. The excavation contained numerous Wichita Indian sites.

Susan was accustomed to seeing visibleĀ  remains of prehistoric features in other areas where she had worked. Wichita sites in Kansas were a different story. Perishable house remains had completely disappeared, and only hidden sub-surface cache pits remained. These pits proved to be a rich source of artifacts and information about the Wichita Indians.

Susan is the author of Symbolism of Petroglyphs and Pictographs near Mountainair, New Mexico, the Gateway to Ancient Cities and How a Boy Earned His Name.

Featured in New Mexico Magazine, February 2018

Books by this Author

The Wichita Indians People of the Grass House by Susan A. Holland and Photography by Mike Rooney
Symbolism of Petroglyphs and Pictographs near Mountainair, New Mexico, the Gateway to Ancient Cities by Susan A. Holland and Photography by Mike Rooney
How a Boy Earned His Name by Susan A. Holland and Photography by Mike Rooney