Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Samuel M. Wilson


ProfessorPh.D., University of Chicago

Professor, Department of Anthropology
Samuel M. Wilson

Contact

Interests


Archaeology; historical anthropology; prehistoric contact

Courses


LAS 324L • Cultures In Contact

39610 • Spring 2015
Meets TTH 1100am-1230pm MEZ 1.306
(also listed as ANT 326L)

History of the interactions of the indigenous peoples of the Americas with Africans, Asians, and Europeans over the past five hundred years.

LAS 324L • Cultures In Contact

40555 • Fall 2014
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm BEL 328
(also listed as ANT 326L)

"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.

LAS 324L • Cultures In Contact

40835 • Spring 2014
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm PAI 3.02
(also listed as ANT 326L)

LAS 324L • Cultures In Contact

40338 • Spring 2013
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm UTC 4.134
(also listed as ANT 326L)

"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. 

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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