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 UO Museum of Natural & Cultural History and the Oregon State Museum of Anthropology In 2013, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.