Jon McVey Erlandson

University of Oregon, USA


Jon Erlandson earned his Ph.D. degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), Santa Cruz, CA, USA, in 1988, and then taught briefly at UCSB and the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK, USA, before joining the UO Faculty, Eugene, OR, USA. His research interests revolve around the deep history of maritime adaptations and coastal migrations, the evolution of human technologies, historical ecology, and human impacts on ancient coastal ecosystems. He has over 30 years of field experience along the Pacific Coast of North America and spent seven seasons excavating Viking Age sites in Iceland. Erlandson has published 20 books or edited volumes, over 250 journal articles or book chapters, and 13 issues of the Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology, for which he served as founding Coeditor for eight years. In 2013, he was elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Erlandson is an Archaeologist, Professor of anthropology, and Executive Director of the Museum of Natural and Cultural History at the University of Oregon (UO).

Biography Updated on 9 January 2014

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