Kenneth E. Sassaman

Kenneth E. Sassaman (Ph.D. Anthropology, 1991, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, U.S.A.) is the Hyatt and Cici Brown Professor of Florida Archaeology, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida, U.S.A. With over 30 years of experience in the archaeology of the American Southeast, Sassaman seeks to humanize the experiences of ancient hunter-gatherers in investigations of ethnicity, community formation, ritual, and exchange. Recent research centers on the intervention of ancient communities in environmental change, notably interventions against sea-level rise.  He is editor (2012-2015) of American Antiquity and author of numerous books, chapters, and articles, including The Eastern Archaic, Historicized (AltaMira, 2010), People of the Shoals (Florida, 2006), and Early Pottery in the Southeast (Alabama, 1993).  Further details on the research of Sassaman and his graduate students is available on the website of the Laboratory of Southeastern Archaeology (