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The Arthur Ross Terrace will be closed this morning, Tuesday, October 21, for a private cultural observance. You many observe smoke and/or fire coming from the Terrace at that time. The FDNY has been notified in advance, and all safety precautions are in place. The Terrace will reopen at 1 pm.

Staff Profiles

Robert Carneiro

Curator Emeritus, Division of Anthropology
Professor Emeritus, Richard Gilder Graduate School

Email:
carneiroSPAMFILTER@amnh.org
Phone:
212-769-5897
Fax:
212-769-5334
  • Education

    Education
      • University of Michigan, Ph.D, 1957
      • University of Michigan, M.A., 1952
      • University of Michigan, B.A., 1949
  • Research Interests

    Research Interests

      Dr. Carneiro's fields of interest in anthropology are threefold: South American ethnology, cultural evolution, and political evolution. He has done field projects on three indigenous tribes inhabiting the Amazon basin: the Kuikuru Indians of central Brazil, the Amahuaca of eastern Peru, and the Yanoramo of southern Venezuela. Currently he is working on a study of manioc, the staple crop of most Amazonian Indians, and is about to start work on a monograph on the Kuikuru. Dr. Carneiro studies the ways in which societies have evolved from simple, autonomous Neolithic villages into ever-larger and more complex polities, passing through various stages of development, including the chiefdom, and culminating in the formation of pre-industrial states and empires, and ascertaining the factors that best account for this transition.

  • Publications

    Publications
  • Teaching Experience

    Teaching Experience

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