Rathje, William (Laurens)

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RATHJE, William (Laurens)

RATHJE, William (Laurens). American, b. 1945. Genres: Archaeology/ Antiquities, Environmental sciences/Ecology, Essays, Cartoons, Children's fiction. Career: University of Arizona, Tucson, assistant professor of anthropology, 1971-76, associate professor, 1976-80, professor, 1980-. The Garbage Project (a study of human behavior based on that which humans discard), Tucson, founder, 1972, director, 1973-. Publications: (with M.B. Schiffer) Archaeology, 1982; (with C. Murphy) Rubbish!: The Archaeology of Garbage, 1992; (with R. Lilenfeld) Use Less Stuff: Environmental Solutions for Who We Really Are, 1998. Contributor of articles on "garbology" and Maya archaeology to professional journals. Contributor of essays to periodicals. Address: Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, U.S.A.