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Anthony Di Fiore, Chair SAC 4.102, Mailcode C3200 78712 • 512-471-4206

Samuel M. Wilson

Professor Ph.D., University of Chicago

Samuel M. Wilson

Contact

  • Phone: (512) 471-1176
  • Office: CLA 4.404
  • Office Hours: Fall 2014: Wednesdays 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m.
  • Campus Mail Code: C3200

Biography

CV URL

Courses taught: Undergraduate:
Cultures in Contact

Graduate:
Archaeology, Anthropology, and History
The Archaeology of Complex Societies
Quantitative Methods in Archaeology


Recent Publications:

The Archaeology of the Caribbean (2007, Cambridge University Press)

The Prehistory of Nevis(2006, Yale University Publications in Anthropology)

The Emperor's Giraffe (Westview 2000)

The Indigenous People of the Caribbean (1997 University Press of Florida)

Hispaniola: Caribbean Chiefdoms in the Age of Columbus (1990, Alabama Press)

Interests

Archaeology, ethnohistory; Caribbean, US Southeast

ANT 326L • Cultures In Contact

31560 • Fall 2014
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm BEL 328
(also listed as LAS 324L )
show description

"Cultures in Contact" is a multi-disciplinary course which combines Historical, Anthropological, Geographical and Literary analyses of the continuing "contact period" in the New World.  The issues addressed span the last 500+ years of cultural interaction in the Americas, looking especially at the processes of cultural interaction, competition, cooperation, and synthesis that have taken place among people from the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

ANT 326L • Cultures In Contact

31715 • Spring 2014
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm PAI 3.02
(also listed as LAS 324L )
show description

"Cultures in Contact" is a multi-disciplinary course which combines Historical, Anthropological, Geographical and Literary analyses of the continuing "contact period" in the New World.  The issues addressed span the last 500+ years of cultural interaction in the Americas, looking especially at the processes of cultural interaction, competition, cooperation, and synthesis that have taken place among people from the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

ANT 326L • Cultures In Contact

31440 • Fall 2013
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm PHR 2.110
(also listed as LAS 324L )
show description

"Cultures in Contact" is a multi-disciplinary course which combines Historical, Anthropological, Geographical and Literary analyses of the continuing "contact period" in the New World.  The issues addressed span the last 500+ years of cultural interaction in the Americas, looking especially at the processes of cultural interaction, competition, cooperation, and synthesis that have taken place among people from the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

ANT 326L • Cultures In Contact

31315 • Spring 2013
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm UTC 4.134
(also listed as LAS 324L )
show description

"Cultures in Contact" is a multi-disciplinary course which combines Historical, Anthropological, Geographical and Literary analyses of the continuing "contact period" in the New World. The issues addressed span the last 500+ years of cultural interaction in the Americas, looking especially at the processes of cultural conflict, competition, cooperation, and synthesis that have taken place among people from the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia. 

ANT 326L • Cultures In Contact

31225 • Fall 2012
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm GAR 0.102
(also listed as LAS 324L )
show description

"Cultures in Contact" is a multi-disciplinary course which combines Historical, Anthropological, Geographical and Literary analyses of the continuing "contact period" in the New World.  The issues addressed span the last 500+ years of cultural interaction in the Americas, looking especially at the processes of cultural interaction, competition, cooperation, and synthesis that have taken place among people from the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

ANT 380K • Ethnohistory And Archaeology

31435 • Spring 2011
Meets F 900am-1200pm SAC 5.124
show description

 This course explores the historical and contemporary relationships between archaeology, history, and sociocultural anthropology. We will look at the history of these interrelated intellectual projects and the way they developed and changed through time, arriving at a better understanding of the present moment. We also will search for the best ways of understanding human experiences in the past by combining information collected through archaeology, archival research, exploration of indigenous texts and oral histories, and ethnographic research.

ANT 398T • Supv Teaching In Anthropology

31585 • Spring 2011
Meets
show description

The purpose of this course is to provide you with theoretical and practical knowledge

about teaching and learning at the postsecondary level, ultimately to help prepare you for a

teaching position in a higher education setting. Major topics that we will cover include (1)

teaching effectiveness, (2) modes of learning, (3) teaching philosophy, (4) course design, (5)

lecture design and delivery, and (6) graduate education and the demands of academia.

ANT 398T • Supv Teaching In Anthropology

81490 • Summer 2010
Meets
show description

The purpose of this course is to provide you with theoretical and practical knowledge

about teaching and learning at the postsecondary level, ultimately to help prepare you for a

teaching position in a higher education setting. Major topics that we will cover include (1)

teaching effectiveness, (2) modes of learning, (3) teaching philosophy, (4) course design, (5)

lecture design and delivery, and (6) graduate education and the demands of academia.

ANT 326L • Cultures In Contact

30395 • Spring 2010
Meets TTH 1100-1230pm WEL 2.122
(also listed as LAS 324L )
show description

"Cultures in Contact" is a multi-disciplinary course which combines Historical, Anthropological, Geographical and Literary analyses of the continuing "contact period" in the New World.  The issues addressed span the last 500+ years of cultural interaction in the Americas, looking especially at the processes of cultural interaction, competition, cooperation, and synthesis that have taken place among people from the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

ANT 398T • Supv Teaching In Anthropology

30675 • Spring 2010
Meets T 500pm-800pm EPS 1.130KA
show description

The purpose of this course is to provide you with theoretical and practical knowledge

about teaching and learning at the postsecondary level, ultimately to help prepare you for a

teaching position in a higher education setting. Major topics that we will cover include (1)

teaching effectiveness, (2) modes of learning, (3) teaching philosophy, (4) course design, (5)

lecture design and delivery, and (6) graduate education and the demands of academia.

ANT 398T • Supv Teaching In Anthropology

30785 • Fall 2009
Meets W 900-1200 EPS 1.128
show description

The purpose of this course is to provide you with theoretical and practical knowledge

about teaching and learning at the postsecondary level, ultimately to help prepare you for a

teaching position in a higher education setting. Major topics that we will cover include (1)

teaching effectiveness, (2) modes of learning, (3) teaching philosophy, (4) course design, (5)

lecture design and delivery, and (6) graduate education and the demands of academia.

ANT 398T • Supv Teaching In Anthropology

81400 • Summer 2009
Meets S 1000-100pm EPS 1.130KA
show description

The purpose of this course is to provide you with theoretical and practical knowledge

about teaching and learning at the postsecondary level, ultimately to help prepare you for a

teaching position in a higher education setting. Major topics that we will cover include (1)

teaching effectiveness, (2) modes of learning, (3) teaching philosophy, (4) course design, (5)

lecture design and delivery, and (6) graduate education and the demands of academia.

ANT 326L • Cultures In Contact

29935 • Spring 2009
Meets TTH 1100-1230pm WEL 2.122
(also listed as LAS 324L )
show description

"Cultures in Contact" is a multi-disciplinary course which combines Historical, Anthropological, Geographical and Literary analyses of the continuing "contact period" in the New World.  The issues addressed span the last 500+ years of cultural interaction in the Americas, looking especially at the processes of cultural interaction, competition, cooperation, and synthesis that have taken place among people from the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

ANT 398T • Supv Teaching In Anthropology

30210 • Spring 2009
Meets T 500pm-800pm EPS 1.130KA
show description

The purpose of this course is to provide you with theoretical and practical knowledge

about teaching and learning at the postsecondary level, ultimately to help prepare you for a

teaching position in a higher education setting. Major topics that we will cover include (1)

teaching effectiveness, (2) modes of learning, (3) teaching philosophy, (4) course design, (5)

lecture design and delivery, and (6) graduate education and the demands of academia.

Books

The Archaeology of the Caribbean

 

Samuel M. Wilson

The Archaeology of the Caribbean
July 2007
Cambridge University Press

 

The Prehistory of Nevis, a Small Island in the Lesser Antilles

 

Samuel M. Wilson with contributions by Elizabeth Wing, Laura Kozuch, Lee Newsom, and J. Daniel Rogers.

The Prehistory of Nevis, a Small Island in the Lesser Antilles
2006
Yale University Publications in Anthropology

 

The Emperor's Giraffe and Other Stories of Culture Contact

The Indigenous People of the Caribbean

 

Samuel M. Wilson (editor)

The Indigenous People of the Caribbean
1997
The University Press of Florida

 

Ethnohistory and Archaeology: Approaches to Postcontact Change in the Americas

 

J. Daniel Rogers and Samuel M. Wilson (eds.)

Ethnohistory and Archaeology: Approaches to Postcontact Change in the Americas
January 1993
New York: Plenum Press

 

Hispaniola: Caribbean Chiefdoms in the Age of Columbus

 

Samuel M. Wilson

Hispaniola: Caribbean Chiefdoms in the Age of Columbus
October 1990
Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press

 

Projects

 

East Texas Archeological Project

Coming soon!

Publications

Wilson, S. (2007) The Archaeology of the Caribbean. Cambridge University Press.

Wilson, S., Wing, E., Kozuch, L., Newsom, L. & Rogers, J.D. (2006) The Prehistory of Nevis, a Small Island in the Lesser Antilles. Yale University Publications in Anthropology.

Wilson, S. (1999) The Emperor's Giraffe and Other Stories of Culture Contact. Westview Press.

Wilson, S. & Peterson, L. (2002, September) The Anthropology of Online Communities. Annual Review of Anthropology, 31, 449-467.

Wilson, S. (2001) The prehistory and early history of the Caribbean. In C. Woods (Ed.), The Biogeography of the Caribbean (pp.519-528). Boca Raton: CRC Press.

Wilson, S. (2001) Determinism, Uncertainty, and the Origins of States. In I. Prigogene (Ed.), L'homme devant l'incertain (pp.171-194). Paris: Editiones Odile Jacob.

Wilson, S., Iceland, H.B. & Hester, T.R. (1998, September) Preceramic connections between Yucatan and the Caribbean. Latin American Antiquity, 9(4), 342-352.

Wilson, S. (1997) The Indigenous People of the Caribbean. The University Press of Florida.

Wilson, S. (1993) Ethnohistory and Archaeology: Approaches to Postcontact Change in the Americas. New York: Plenum Press.

Versteeg, A. & Schinckle, K. , and Wilson, S.,(1993, September) Large-scale excavations versus surveys: examples from Nevis, St. Kitts, and St. Eustatius in the Northern Caribbean. Analecta Praehistorica Leidensia, 26, 139-161.\

Wilson, S. (1993) The Cultural Mosaic of the Prehistoric Caribbean. Proceedings of the British Academy Proceedings of the British Academy.

Wilson, S. (1990) Hispaniola: Caribbean Chiefdoms in the Age of Columbus. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press.

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