James. M. Adovasio, Ph.D.,director of the Mercyhurst Archaeological Institute, Mercyhurst University, Erie, PA.
Texas State University, San Marcos, Evans Liberal Arts Building 114
James. M. Adovasio, Ph.D.,director of the Mercyhurst Archaeological Institute, Mercyhurst University,Erie, PA, (1990 – present), achieved world acclaim as an archaeologist in the1970s with his excavation of Pennsylvania’s Meadowcroft Rockshelter. Meadowcroft is not only one of the oldest sites in the Americas, but is also widely considered to be one of the most meticulous excavations ever conducted,anywhere. During his career, he has specialized in the analysis of perishable materials (basketry, textiles, cordage, etc.) and the application of high-tech methods in archaeological research. He is the author of “The Invisible Sex:Uncovering the True Roles of Women in Pre-History,” “The First Americans: In Pursuit of Archaeology’s Greatest Mystery,” and the soon to be published“Strangers in a New Land” with D. R. Pedler. Adovasio received his undergraduate degree in anthropology from the University of Arizona and doctorate in anthropology from the University of Utah.
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