Kent Flannery

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James B. Griffin Distinguished University Professor of Anthropological Archaeology
Curator of Human Ecology and Archaeobiology, Museum of Anthropological Archaeology

Office Location(s): 4025 Museums
Phone: 734.764.0485
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  • Affiliation(s)
    • Museum of Anthropological Archaeology (Curator)
  • About

    After doing graduate work in zoology, Flannery became a zooarchaeologist on projects led by Robert Braidwood (Iran), Frank Hole (Iran), Michael Coe (Guatemala), Richard MacNeish (Mexico and Peru), and Joyce Marcus (Peru).  From 1966 to 1980 he directed the University of Michigan “Prehistory and Human Ecology of the Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico.”  This project (co-directed by Joyce Marcus from 1973 onward) investigated the origins of agriculture at Guilá Naquitz Cave and Cueva Blanca, and the origins of village life and social inequality at San José Mogote, Huitzo, and Abasolo in Oaxaca, Mexico.

  • Education
    • B.A., University of Chicago 1954
    • M.A., University of Chicago 1961
    • Ph.D., University of Chicago 1964
  • Awards
    • Elected to National Academy of Sciences, 1978
    • Honorary doctorate, University of Pennsylvania, 1987
    • Alfred Vincent Kidder Medal, 1992
    • Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1996
    • Elected to the American Philosophical Society, 2004
    • Henry Russel Lecturer, University of Michigan, 2008
  • Selected Publications:
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