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Dr. Anna C. Roosevelt

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Professor of Anthropology

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University of Illinois at Chicago
839 West Roosevelt Road
Chicago, Illinois 60608
United States

Company Description: UIC ranks among the nation's leading research universities and is Chicago's largest university with 27,000 students, 12,000 faculty and staff, 15 colleges and the...   more
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  • Ph.D. , Anthropology
    Columbia
  • B.A. degree , History
    Stanford University
  • Ph.D. , Anthropology
    Columbia
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Earthpark - USA | Earthpark Development Team
www.earthpark.net, 2 Sept 2014 [cached]
Anna Roosevelt
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Dr. Anna Roosevelt Cultural Programming A Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Chicago since 1994, Anna researches human prehistory and land use sustainability in tropical forest Amazonia and the Congo. She has published six books and more than 85 articles in such publications as Science, Nature, and Harvard U. and Cambridge University presses. For her research, Anna has received multiple awards including a five-year MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Royal Geographic Society. Anna has served on the boards of numerous charitable organizations for the advancement of science, education, human rights, cultural and historic preservation, and environmental conservation.
This view came under attack in ...
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This view came under attack in the 1980s, first by Anna Roosevelt, an archaeologist at the University of Illinois at Chicago. On the island of Marajó, her work revealed a culture that had endured for nearly 1,000 years until about 400 AD - more than long enough to put theories about environmental limitations in doubt3. By the time Roosevelt published a detailed book4 about her work on Marajó in 1991, the tide of opinion had begun to turn.
While Roosevelt was studying Marajó, William Balée, an anthropologist at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, was spending time with the Ka'apor tribe in the southeastern Amazon.
Oral Histories « SWG: The Society of Woman Geographers
www.iswg.org, 25 May 2014 [cached]
Anna Roosevelt (b. 1946), anthropologist, Curator of Anthropology, Field Museum of Natural History, Adjunct Professor, Anthropology, U. of Illinois.
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Roosevelt joined SWG in 1977 and received the Gold Medal in 1999. Dr. Roosevelt's permission is required for access to this oral history. Contact SWG Headquarters for instructions.
Then Anna C. Roosevelt, the ...
www.theatlantic.com, 1 Mar 2002 [cached]
Then Anna C. Roosevelt, the curator of archaeology at Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History, re-excavated Marajó. Her complete report, Moundbuilders of the Amazon (1991), was like the anti-matter version of Amazonia. Marajó, she argued, was "one of the outstanding indigenous cultural achievements of the New World," a powerhouse that lasted for more than a thousand years, had "possibly well over 100,000" inhabitants, and covered thousands of square miles. Rather than damaging the forest, Marajó's "earth construction" and "large, dense populations" had improved it: the most luxuriant and diverse growth was on the mounds formerly occupied by the Marajóara. "If you listened to Meggers's theory, these places should have been ruined," Roosevelt says.
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Roosevelt, Meggers argued, had committed the beginner's error of mistaking a site that had been occupied many times by small, unstable groups for a single, long-lasting society.
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When the traces of human occupation vanished, they kept digging. ("You always go a meter past sterile," Roosevelt says.) A few inches below they struck the charcoal-rich dirt that signifies human habitation-a culture, Roosevelt said later, that wasn't supposed to be there.
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It's not, if researchers like Roosevelt are correct.
Reason: The Myth of the Passive Indian: Was America before Columbus just a “continent of patsies”? by Amy H. Sturgis
www.reason.com, 14 April 2006 [cached]
Anna C. Roosevelt, curator of archeology at the Field Museum in Chicago, challenged this view.She re-excavated the sites studied by Meggers, this time using state-of-the-art scientific techniques such as ground-penetrating radar to gather additional data and draw a more three-dimensional portrait.Her conclusions, first shared in 1991, contradict Meggers' view of a small population without agency.Roosevelt found evidence of a large-scale but decentralized civilization involved in the active cultivation of the land, "a source of social and technological innovation of continental importance," as Mann puts it.
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