Hayden, Brian 1946- (Brian Douglas Hayden)

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Hayden, Brian 1946- (Brian Douglas Hayden)


Born February 14, 1946, in Flushing, NY; son of F. Douglas and Constance Hayden; married Huguette Sansonnet, August 26, 1970; children: three. Education: University of Bordeaux, certificate, 1967; University of Colorado, B.A., 1969; University of Toronto, M.A., 1970, Ph.D., 1976.


Home—Langley, British Columbia, Canada. Office—Department of Archaeology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6, Canada. E-mail—[email protected]


American Stock Exchange, New York, NY, research worker, 1964; Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, instructor in sociology and anthropology, 1973-74; Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, instructor, 1974-76, assistant professor, 1976-78, associate professor, 1978-84, professor of archaeology, 1984—. Dinosaur National Monument, field assistant, 1965-66; field assistant for archaeological excavations in Tunisia, 1967, Guatemala, 1970, Lebanon, 1970, and in the United States and Canada; principal investigator and field director of Coxoh ethnoarchaeological project in Mexico and Guatemala, 1977-85; Villatoro Mastodon Site, Guatemala, principal investigator, 1978; conducted archaeological field research in France and British Columbia; conducted ethno-archaeological fieldwork in Australia, British Columbia, and Southeast Asia.


Canadian Archaeological Association, Society for American Archaeology, Current Anthropology (associate), Simon Fraser University Faculty Association, Phi Beta Kappa.


Fulbright fellow in Australia, 1971-72; grants from Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, UNESCO, Leakey Foundation, Canada Council, and Canadian Department of External Affairs.


(Editor and contributor) Lithic Use-Wear Analysis, Academic Press (San Diego, CA), 1979.

Paleolithic Reflections: Lithic Technology of the Western Desert Aborigines, Humanities Press (Atlantic Highlands, NJ), 1979.

(With Aubrey Cannon) The Structure of Material Systems: Ethnoarchaeology in the Maya Highlands, Society for American Archaeology (Washington, DC), 1984.

(Editor and contributor) Lithic Studies among the Contemporary Highland Maya, University of Arizona Press (Tucson, AZ), 1987.

(Editor and contributor) A Complex Culture of the British Columbia Plateau: Traditional Stl'atl'imx Resource Use, University of British Columbia Press (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada), 1992.

Archaeology: The Science of Once and Future Things, W.H. Freeman (New York, NY), 1993.

The Pithouses of Keatley Creek, Harcourt (Austin, TX), 1997.

The Ancient Past of Keatley Creek, Archaeology Press (Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada), 2000.

(Editor, with Michael Dietler, and contributor) Feasts: Archaeological and Ethnographic Perspectives on Food, Politics, and Power, Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC), 2001.

Shamans, Sorcerers, and Saints: A Prehistory of Religion, Smithsonian Books (Washington, DC), 2003.

Contributor to books, including The Pleistocene Old World, edited by O. Soffer, Plenum (New York, NY), 1987; The Interpretation of Archaeological Spatial Patterning, edited by Ellen Kroll and Douglas Price, Plenum, 1991; Exploring Gender through Archaeology, edited by Cheryl Claassen, Prehistory Press, 1992; Foundations of Social Inequality, edited by T.D. Price and G. Feinman, Plenum, 1995; and Last Foragers, First Farmers, edited by T.D. Price and A. Gebauer, School of American Research Press (Santa Fe, NM). Contributor of articles and reviews to archaeology and anthropology journals.


Brian Hayden once told CA: "I consider myself a cultural ecologist studying past and traditional contemporary societies; that is, pre-industrial societies. I am most concerned with what people actually did and how their behavior (past or present) is affected by the environment and resources that they depend upon. This is the major theme of my books. The concern with behavior is also apparent from the volume I edited on lithic use-wear analysis to my book on prehistoric religion, and from the ethno-archaeological study I conducted of the use of stone tools by modern Australian Aborigines. The theme of what material culture can reveal about behavior is also the central focus of my writings on the highland Maya. At present, my main topic of interest within cultural ecology is the transition from egalitarian societies to hierarchical ones, and particularly the roles that feasting and secret societies play in this transition."

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