Staff Profiles

Adam Watson


  • Education

      • University of Virginia, Ph.D., 2012
      • University of Virginia, M.A., 2007
      • Cornell University, B.A., 2000
  • Research Interests

    Research Interests

      Dr. Adam Watson’s research explores human ecology and social organization among transegalitarian societies of pre-Columbian North America.

      Specializing in zooarchaeology and GIS, Watson has led numerous archaeological excavations and surveys in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico (a US National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site) and works extensively with museum collections.

      His other ongoing research in the Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) region of what is now upstate New York investigates changing subsistence and economy among Seneca communities during the 17th and 18th centuries.

      Watson’s work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Richard Gilder Graduate School & American Museum of Natural History, the American Philosophical Society, and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History.

  • North American Ethnology visitors and inquiries
  • NAGPRA & Repatriation Inquiries
  • Publications