Waters, Michael R. 1955-

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Waters, Michael R. 1955-


Born April 9, 1955, in National City, CA; married; children: one. Ethnicity: "White." Education: University of Arizona, B.S. (with honors), 1977, M.S., 1980, Ph.D., 1983.


Office—Department of Anthropology, Texas A&M University, Box 4352, College Station, TX 77843-4352; fax: 979-845-4070.


Archaeological field assistant, 1971-78; archaeological consultant for projects in California and Arizona, 1978-86; Texas A&M University, College Station, assistant professor, 1986-91, associate professor, 1991-98, professor of anthropology and geography, 1998—, Fallon-Marshall Lecturer, 2005, holder of endowed chair in First American studies and executive director of North Star Archaeological Research Program, 2002—, and director of Center for the Study of the First Americans, 2005—. University of Leeds, distinguished international visiting scholar, 2000; guest lecturer at other institutions. Geoarchaeologist for field projects in the United States, Yemen, Jamaica, and Russia, 1979-96.


Society for American Archaeology, American Quaternary Association, Geological Society of America (fellow), Sigma Xi.


Rip Rapp Archaeological Geology Award and Kirk Bryan Award, both Geological Society of America, 2004; grants from Geological Society of America, Great Basin Foundation, Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Texas Historical Commission, International Research and Exchanges Board, National Geographic Society, and National Science Foundation.


Principles of Geoarchaeology: A North American Perspective, University of Arizona Press (Tucson, AZ), 1992.

Lone Star Stalag: German Prisoners of War at Camp Hearne, Texas A&M University Press (College Station, TX), 2004.

(Editor, with R. Bonnichsen, B.T. Lepper, and D, Stanford) Paleoamerican Origins: Beyond Clovis, Center for the Study of the First Americans, Texas A&M University (College Station, TX), 2005.

(Editor, with J.C. Ravesloot and J.A. Darling, and contributor) Indigenous Ecologies and Sustainability: Humans and Landscape Past and Present, University of Arizona Press (Tucson, AZ), 2006.

Also creator of several geologic maps. Contributor to books, including Hohokam and Patayan: Prehistory of Southwestern Arizona, edited by R.H. McGuire and M.B. Schiffer, Academic Press (New York, NY), 1982; Environments and Extinctions: Man in Late Glacial North America, edited by J.I. Mead and D. Meltzer, Center for the Study of Early Man, University of Maine (Orono, ME), 1985; and Environmental Change and Human Adaptation in the Ancient American Southwest, edited by D.E. Doyel and J.S. Dean, University of New Mexico Press (Albuquerque, NM), 2006.

Contributor of more than sixty articles and reviews to scientific journals and popular magazines, including Nature, Journal of Field Archaeology, Geoarchaeology: An International Journal, Science, American Antiquity, Geology, Asian Perspectives, Pacific Coast Archaeological Quarterly, Plains Anthropologist, and American Anthropologist.