Browman, David L. 1941-

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Browman, David L. 1941-


Born December 9, 1941, in Missoula, MT; son of Ludvig (a professor) and Audra (an amateur historian) Browman; married Jane Fox (a preschool teacher), April 24, 1965; children: Lisa Browman Berns, Tina Browman Roche, Rebecca Browman Krasaeath. Ethnicity: "Euro-American." Education: University of Montana, B.A., 1963; University of Washington, Seattle, M.A., 1966; Harvard University, Ph.D., 1970. Politics: Independent. Religion: Roman Catholic.


Home—St. Louis, MO. Office— Department of Anthropology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899. E-mail—[email protected]


Washington University, St. Louis, MO, professor of anthropology, 1970—. Consulting survey archaeologist; Member of Missouri Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 1982-90.


Sigma Xi (chapter president, c. 1983).


National Science Foundation grant.


(Editor) Advances in Andean Archaeology, Mouton Publishers (Hawthorne, NY), 1978.

(Editor) Cultural Continuity in Mesoamerica, Mouton Publishers (Hawthorne, NY), 1979.

(Editor, with Ronald A. Schwarz) Peasants, Primitives, and Proletariats: The Struggle for Identity in South America, Mouton Publishers (Hawthorne, NY), 1979.

(Editor, with Ronald A. Schwarz) Spirits, Shamans, and Stars: Perspectives from South America, Mouton Publishers (Hawthorne, NY), 1979.

(Editor) Early Native Americans: Prehistoric Demography, Economy, and Technology, Mouton Publishers (Hawthorne, NY), 1980.

(Editor and contributor) Arid Land Use Strategies and Risk Management in the Andes: A Regional Anthropological Perspective, Westview Press (Boulder, CO), 1987.

(Editor, with Stephen Williams, and contributor) New Perspectives on the Origins of Americanist Archaeology, University of Alabama Press (Tuscaloosa, AL), 2002.

Contributor of more than 100 articles to academic journals.


David L. Browman told CA that his writing has proceeded from "shifts in topics from a focus on camelid pastoralism to a focus upon applied and contract archaeology, to a shift in the interest of the intellectual history of Americanist social sciences."

He added: "I see writers conforming to two formats: those who have the wonderful skill and ability to sit down and write a couple pages no matter where they are, even on an hour-break between book presentations, and those who need significant, uninterrupted blocks of time to create. I would like to belong to the first group; but, like so many writers, I fall into the second cluster."



American Antiquity, January, 2004, Norman Hammond, review of New Perspectives on the Origins of Americanist Archaeology, p. 151.

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