Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Dave Davis

Director - Institutional Research

Degrees

  • B.A., University of New Orleans, Philosophy, 1972
  • M.Phil., Yale University, Anthropology, 1974
  • Ph.D., Yale University, Anthropology, 1975

Academic Experience

  • Visiting Professor, Tulane University, 2001-
  • Professor, University of Southern Maine, 1988-2001
  • Assistant/ Associate Professor, Tulane University, 1977-1988
  • Assistant Professor, Brandeis University, 1975-1977

Research & Teaching Specializations: Material Culture and Social Change; Innovation Diffusion; Archaeology and Ethnohistory of Eastern North America and the Caribbean; Environmental History

Related Experience

  • Associate Dean, Tulane College, 2003-
  • Acting Director, Environmental Science and Policy Program, University of Southern Maine, 1999
  • Acting Chair, Department of Geography-Anthropology, University of Southern Maine, 1998
  • Acting Dean of Arts and Sciences, University of Southern Maine, 1997

Languages:

  • Spanish
  • French

Selected Publications

  • 2005. “Reply to Campisi and Starns.” Ethnohistory. 51 (4).
  • 2003. “Archaeological Renaissance of Anegada, British Virgin Islands.” With Kevin Oldfield. Journal of Caribbean Archaeology. 4: 1-11.
  • 2002. “Flaked Stone Artifacts from the Tutu Site.” In The Tutu Archaeological Site, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands: A Multidisciplinary Case Study in Human Adaptation. E. Righter, editor. New York: Routledge.
  • 2001. “A Case of Identity: Ethnogenesis of the New Houma Indians.” Ethnohistory. 48 (3).
  • 2000. Jolly Beach and the Archaic Occupation of Antigua, West Indies. New Haven: Yale University Publications in Anthropology (No. 83).

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: Archaeology Field School; Prehistory of the West Indies; Ancient Mesoamerica; Historical Anthropology of the Caribbean

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