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William A. Locascio
Assistant Professor
904-819-6455

Department:

Social Sciences

Research, Professional and Creative Activity:

  • Member of the Society for American Archaeology, and the Register of Professional Archaeologists.
  • Co-editor (with Scott Palumbo, Adam Menzies, and Ana Maria Boada), Multiscalar Approaches to the Archaeology of the Intermediate Area (2012).
  • Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, 2006-2007
  • Co-Principal Investigator and Field Director, Proyecto Arqueológico Zarumilla 2008
  • Researcher, Chiefdoms Datasets Project, University of Pittsburgh
  • Recipient of research grants from various institutions, including the National Science Foundation

Professional Profile:

Professor Locascio received a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh, M.A. in Anthropology from Southern Illinois University, and a B.S. in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago. His research interests focus on the different ways that families and households have organized themselves and interacted to form communities within larger societies, and how and why these have changed through time. In particular, Professor Locascio is interested in the early development of social inequality in small-scale societies. These interest stem from a background in Social Work and, more recently, the investigation of archaeological patterns of domestic life within prehistoric human societies in Panama and Ecuador.

Teaching and Related Service:

Previously at:

  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Pennsylvania State University, Beaver

Courses taught:

  • General Introduction to Anthropology
  • Introduction to Archaeology
  • Introduction to Physical Anthropology
  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • Origins of Cities
  • The Archaeology of Death
  • New World Archaeology