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Jon Erlandson

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  • Title: Director, Museum of Natural and Cultural History
  • Additional Title: Professor;
  • Phone: 541-346-5115
  • Office: MNH, 1680 E. 15th Ave., Rm 108
  • Office Hours: none
  • Curriculum Vitae


B.A., UC Santa Barbara (1980); M.A., UC Santa Barbara (1983); Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara (1988)


Dr. Erlandson has been a professor at UO since 1990. An archaeologist who has done fieldwork in California, Oregon, Alaska, and Iceland, Erlandson has written or edited 16 books and published over 200 scholarly articles. Research and teaching interests include the development of maritime societies, historical ecology in coastal environments, human evolution and migrations, the peopling of the Americas, the history of seafaring, traditional technologies, dating methods in archaeology, geoarchaeology, cultural resource management, and collaborative research with indigenous communities. Since 2005, Erlandson has directed the Museum of Natural and Cultural History and the Oregon State Museum of Anthropology at the UO. He is also a co-editor of the Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology.

Lab Location: Coastal Archaeology and Human Ecology Laboratory, Building 112
Coastal Lab Phone: (541) 346-0662