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William Parkinson

Curator of Anthropology

Integrative Research Center
Archaeology

I am a specialist in European and Eastern Mediterranean Prehistory.  My anthropological research explores the social dynamics of early village societies and the emergence of early states.

I am the American Director of the Körös Regional Archaeological Project, an international, multi-disciplinary research project aimed at understanding the social changes that occurred on the Great Hungarian Plain throughout the Holocene.

I also am American Co-Director of The Diros Project, a multi-disciplinary regional research project that explores the social changes that occurred on the western Mani Peninsula of southern Greece throughout the Pleistocene and Holocene.

Education:
Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Michigan, 1999.
M.A. Anthropology, University of Michigan, 1995.
B.A. Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1992.
St. Petersburg State University, Russia, 1991.

Current Research and Faculty Appointments:
Curator, The Field Museum
Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Current Research Projects:
The Körös Regional Archaeological Project, Hungary

The Diros Project, Greece

Prospective Students:
I encourage prospective students to contact me directly via e-mail (wparkinson@fieldmuseum.org).

Additional Website Information:

http://fieldmuseum.academia.edu/WilliamParkinson