Carol Diaz-Granádos, is a professional archaeologist and Research Associate in the Department of Anthropology, Washington University, St. Louis, where she lectured for 39 years. Her major research focus is American Indian rock art, symbolism, iconography, and associated oral traditions. Carol has written, edited, or co-edited six books and has chapters in various colleague’s edited volumes, journals, and two museum exhibition catalogs. Her 2004 volume, Rock-Art of Eastern North America won an Outstanding Academic Title award. Carol was senior editor for Picture Cave: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Mississippian Cosmos, and editor for her latest book, Explanations in Iconography (2023). Carol’s research interests include both prehistoric and historic archaeology. She has worked at the Cahokia Mounds Historic Site and also directed 13 summers of archaeological excavations in Forest Park on the site of the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, as well as four summers directing excavations at the Sutter-Meyer Farmhouse (1873) in St. Louis. She has lectured at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio on Art and Anthropology, she has also given lectures at the St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri History Museum, and the Missouri State Archives in Jefferson City.