Department of Anthropology
Steven A. Weber
Position: Associate Professor
Office: VMMC 202M
I am an archaeologist and archaeobotonist working throughout the world. I received my B.S. and M.A. in anthropology from Northern Arizona University. After working several years as a consulting archaeologist, I returned to graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania where I received my Ph.D. in 1989.
The theme of my 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, I 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. I remain committed to promoting the creative fusion of biological and anthropological approaches to the study of humans and their surroundings. Since arriving at WSU-Vancouver in 1994, I have been involved in projects throughout Asia, including India, Pakistan, and Thailand. I maintain a special interest in paleoethnobotany, but regard myself first and foremost as a field-oriented archaeologist.
CoursesAnth 330 Origins of Culture and Civilization
Articles and Chapters