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403. Cultural Anthropology[X]
1Name:  Dr. Jeremy A. Sabloff
 Institution:  Santa Fe Institute; University of Pennsylvania
 Year Elected:  1996
 Class:  4. Humanities
 Subdivision:  403. Cultural Anthropology
 Residency:  Resident
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1944
Jeremy A. Sabloff served as President of the Santa Fe Institute from 2009 to 2015 and continues as an external faculty fellow. He also is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and held the position of Williams Director of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology from 1994 to 2004. Dr. Sabloff's research centers on archaeological theory and method and the history of American archaeology as well as the nature of ancient civilizations. More specifically, he studies pre-industrial urbanism and the use of settlement pattern studies to illuminate the development of urban organization. His field research has focused on the Maya lowlands and the study of the transition from Classic to Postclassic Maya civilization. Dr. Sabloff is the former president of the Society for American Archaeology and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1969 and has previously held positions at Harvard and the Universities of New Mexico, Utah and Pittsburgh. He was elected a member of the American Philosophical Society in 1996. In 2016 he received the Kidder Award from the American Anthropological Association.
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