Ken Seligson, Ph.D.
Title: Assistant Professor
Areas of Expertise
Archaeology and anthropology, the Ancient Maya, human-environment relationships, Mesoamerica, ancient civilizations
Seligson is an archaeologist who has conducted fieldwork in Mexico, Honduras, and Spain. He specializes in human-environment relationships, conservation, and technology in the Maya lowlands of eastern Mexico.
His forthcoming book, The Maya Marvel: Climate Change and Human-Environment Relationships in the Classic Maya Lowlands (2022) will be published by Oxford University Press. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation. He has published his research in numerous scholarly journals as well as in more public-facing outlets like The Conversation. He has also appeared in a National Geographic documentary about the Ancient Maya.
Seligson is one of the archaeologists currently using revolutionary lidar airborne laser scanning technology to understand the degree to which ancient Maya communities altered their landscapes.
Seligson conducts archaeological fieldwork in the Maya lowlands every summer.
Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.A., Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
A.B., History, A.B., Anthropology, Brown University
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