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Flagler College Assistant Professor William Locascio
Flagler College Assistant Professor William Locascio recently presented a paper at the annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

Flagler College Assistant Professor William Locascio presented a paper on “The Emergence of Social Hierarchies in Pre-Columbian Central America” at the annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in Memphis, Tenn., on April 18-22.

The event attracts more than 3,000 archaeologists from around the world covering a vast range of topics and time periods.

“Archaeologists are very interested in understanding why after 98 percent of our existence as a species we started living in ranked societies,” said Locascio about his presentation. “It was an especially nice experience to be included among the scholars investigating these questions in Central America.”

Locascio received a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh, an M.A. in anthropology from Southern Illinois University and a B.S. in psychology from Loyola University Chicago.


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