James Parks, Research Specialist, earned a B.A. degree in History from The University of Arizona in 1990. In 1987, he began his career in dendrochronology as a student assistant to D. A. Graybill working on bristlecone pine dating, verification, and chronology building. As an undergraduate, Parks was awarded both the Alsie French Schulman and Edmund Schulman Memorial Scholarship and the Andrew Ellicott Douglass Memorial Scholarship by the Laboratory. In 1991, he transferred to the archaeological research program where he has worked on a variety of projects under J. S. Dean, as well as assisting in other Laboratory programs from time to time.