Gary M. Feinman

Gary M. Feinman is the Curator of Mesoamerican, Central American, East Asian Anthropology at The Field Museum, Chicago, IL. He has co-directed long-term archaeological field projects in Oaxaca, Mexico and Shandong, China. His research interests include comparative studies of leadership, cooperation, and inequality, preindustrial economies, and the complex relations between humans and environments over time. Feinman is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and received the Presidential Recognition Award from the Society for American Archaeology.  He has published more than a hundred and fifty scholarly articles and a dozen books on his research.  Feinman also is an author of the popular archaeology text, Images of the Past (McGraw-Hill), which is soon to be in its 7th edition.