Randall H. McGuire is a SUNY Distinguished Professor at Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York. He received his BA from the University of Texas and his PhD from the University of Arizona. From 1996 to 2007, he and Dean Saitta of the University of Denver directed the Archaeology of the Colorado Coal Field War, 1913-1914. He has worked with Elisa Villalpando of the Centro INAH, Sonora for 38 years investigating the Trincheras Tradition of Sonora, México. More recently he has done contemporary archaeology studying the materiality of the U.S. – México border.