William Parkinson

Professor of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago 

Curator of Anthropology, Field Museum of Natural History 

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

Europe; Eastern Mediterranean 

Topics of Interest: Social Organization, Prehistoric Europe, Regional Analysis, Stone tool analysis, Theory and Method, Museum anthropology 

Research Statement: 

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.

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).

For further Information please visit my academia.edu page.
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Email: wparkins@uic.edu
Office Phone: (312) 413-3570
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