William Parkinson

Professor of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago 

Curator of Anthropology, Field Museum of Natural History 


Education:
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

Region:
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.
William Parkinson CV

 

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Contact Information 


Email: wparkins@uic.edu
Office Phone: (312) 413-3570
Websites: 
Field Museum Curator Profile
Academia Profile 
Field Museum Expeditions