College of Liberal Arts

Department of Anthropology

Dr. Steven A. Weber

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Associate Professor, Vancouver Campus

Steven A. Weber received his B.S. and M.A. in anthropology from Northern Arizona University, where he specialized in Southwest archaeology. After working several years as a consulting archaeologist, he returned to graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania where he received his Ph.D. in 1989. The theme of his research has continued to be how and why people adopt new subsistence strategies, and how change in subsistence systems relates to change in material culture and settlement systems. With a colleague, Dr. Weber co-founded the Society of Ethnobiology and the Journal of Ethnobiology in order to promote the interdisciplinary study of human interaction with the natural environment. He continues to serve on the board of the Society of Ethnobiology, and remains committed to promoting the creative fusion of biological and anthropological approaches to the study of humans and their surroundings.

Representative Publications

1999 Seeds of Urbanism: Paleoethnobotany and the Indus Civilization. Antiquity 73:813-826.

1998 Out of Africa: The Initial Impact of Millets in South Asia. Current Anthropology 39:267-282.

1996 Distinguishing Change in the Subsistence and the Material Records: The Interplay of Environment and Culture. Asian Perspectives 35:155-164.

1992 Plants and Harappan Subsistence. Westview Press, Boulder.

Dr. Steven A. Weber


(from Pullman campus
dial 6.9734)




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