Jeremy A. Sabloff

Member, Board of Directors


Jeremy Sabloff is the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania and Curator of Mesoamerican Archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology. He served as the Williams Director of the University of Pennsylvania Museum from 1994–2004. He received

his B.A. in 1964 from Penn and his Ph.D. in anthropology from Harvard University in 1969. He is an archaeologist whose principal scholarly interests include: ancient Maya civilization, pre-industrial urbanism, settlement pattern studies, archaeology theory and method, and the history of archaeology. Over the past forty years, he has undertaken archaeological field research in both Mexico and Guatemala. Prior to coming to Penn, he taught at Harvard and the Universities of Utah, New Mexico, and Pittsburgh. He also was an Overseas Fellow at St. John's College, Cambridge.

He has written or edited twenty books, including The New Archaeology and the Ancient Maya (1990), The Cities of Ancient Mexico (1989, 1997), Archaeology Matters (2008), and (with Gordon R. Willey) A History of American Archaeology (1974, 1980, 1993), as well as more than 100 articles, chapters, and reviews.

He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, London. He serves on the Visiting Committee for the Peabody Museum, Harvard University and is a past President of the Society for American Archaeology.

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