The Lingayat Temple of Seminatum in the Nilgiri Mountains of South
Allen Zagarell (Ph.D. 1978 Freie Universitaet, W. Berlin). Professor. Old World Archaeology (Middle East and South Asia) at Western Michigan University. Specialty areas include: The Archaeology of the State, Inequality and Resistance, Relations of Class, Gender and Ethnicity, Political Economy, Archaeological Theory.
He attended DeWitt Clinton High School and City College in New York. He did graduate work at the Oriental Institute (University of Chicago) and then the Freie Universitaet of Berlin. He was a journeyman electrician (IBEW #3) before finishing his BA at City College. Zagarell has taught at Oberlin College, Ohio State University and Duke University among other institutions. He has been active in the Civil Rights and Labor movements.
Zagarell is one of three archaeologists (W. Cremin and M. Nassaney) in Western Michigan's Anthropology Department.The direction of the archeology program emphasizes questions of Material Culture and relations of power. WMU offers a BA program in Anthropology and an MA program in Anthropology which allows one to concentrate in Archaeology. See the Graduate and Undergraduate Catalog for details. Click here for a personal look at my family and I.
Bakhtiari Mountains of Southwest
The Bakhtiari project was begun in 1974 and was interrupted in 1978 by the Iranian Revolution. The project focused upon the long-term history (Epi-paleolithic-Bronze Age-Iron Age) and changing patterns of settlement over time. The research has also focused on the long-term adaptations, in an ecological and historical context of the peoples of this high mountain zone bordering the heartland of Mesopotamian civilization.
Lab sections on the Web for AN 210 Introduction to Archaeology
Archaeological Website links relevant to my Research. Middle East, South Asia, Rock Art, Methodology and General Archaeological Indexes.
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