J. M. Adovasio, Phd., D.Sc.

Senator John Heinz History Center | Director of ArchaeologyMember since 1969

My Biography

J. M. Adovasio previously held various academic positions at Youngstown State University, University of Pittsburgh, Mercyhurst University, and Florida Atlantic University. His research interests include prehistoric technology, especially basketry and textiles; early humans in North America; the Archaic (Mesolithic) stage in the Old and New World, including subsistence, demography, technology, settlement patterns, etc.; Quaternary paleoecology and geoarchaeology; and research methodology in the excavation of caves and rockshelters.