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Anna C. Roosevelt

Anthropologist, Curator of Anthropology

Field Museum

HQ Phone:  (312) 922-9410

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Field Museum

1400 S. Lake Shore Drive

Chicago, Illinois, 60605

United States

Company Description

The Field Museum was incorporated in the State of Illinois on September 16, 1893 as the Columbian Museum of Chicago with its purpose the "accumulation and dissemination of knowledge, and the preservation and exhibition of objects illustrating art, archaeology,...more

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Employment History

Professor of Anthropology

University of Illinois at Chicago


Director

J.D. and C.T. MacArthur Foundation


The Society of Geographers


Guest Curator

American Museum of Natural History


Professor of English

Virginia Tech Inc.


Affiliations

Earthpark Development LLC

Key Education Advisor


Latin American Antiquity

Member, Various Editorial Boards


University of Illinois

Archaeologist


Royal Geographic Society

Fellow


President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

Member


Science Service Inc

Board Member


American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Fellow


Royal Geographical Society

Fellow


American Association for the Advancement of Science

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Lecturer and A Member of the Board of Directors


Education

B.A. degree

History

Stanford University


Ph.D.

Anthropology

Columbia


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Dr. Anna Roosevelt (2000) | Society for California Archaeology

Home » About CA Archaeology » Interviews with Archaeologists » Dr. Anna Roosevelt (2000)
Dr. Anna Roosevelt (2000) Anna C. Roosevelt is the Curator of Archaeology at The Field Museum, and Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is also a Research Associate at the American Museum of Natural History, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Roosevelt earned her B.A. degree in History from Stanford University in 1968, and her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Columbia in 1977. She has authored numerous books, monographs, and scientific articles on archaeological topics, and serves on various editorial boards including Latin American Antiquity. Dr. Roosevelt's research focuses on the changing relationship of humans and their environments. Since 1983, she has conducted a research project in the Brazilian Amazon, where she is perhaps best known for her discoveries at Pedra Pintada, a site first occupied 11,000 years ago by some of the earliest Americans. She is currently working in the Congo Basin of central Africa. Dr. Roosevelt was the Awards Banquet Keynote Speaker at the 2000 SCA Annual Meeting in Riverside. This interview with Dr. Roosevelt was made possible through the efforts of SCA members Breck Parkman and C. Kristina Roper. (Photo of Anna C. Roosevelt and Breck Parkman Copyright 2000 by Trudy Haversat and Gary S. Breschini). This interview with Dr. Roosevelt was made possible through the efforts of SCA members Breck Parkman and C. Kristina Roper. (Photo of Anna C. Roosevelt and Breck Parkman Copyright 2000 by Trudy Haversat and Gary S. Breschini). Dr. Anna Roosevelt (2000) Dr. Anna Roosevelt (2000)


SWG: Oral Histories

Anna Roosevelt (b. 1946), anthropologist, Curator of Anthropology, Field Museum of Natural History, Adjunct Professor, Anthropology, U. of Illinois.
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.


Dia do Índio: A Day of Honor and Indigenous Pride | Brazigzag

According to Anna C. Roosevelt, the curator of archaeology at Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History, the Marajóara people created and maintained "one of the outstanding indigenous cultural achievements of the New World."


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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. 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. 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. It's not, if researchers like Roosevelt are correct.


Archaeology | BEYONDbones

Take Dr. Anna Roosevelt, for example.
A professor at the University of Illinois in Chicago and a curator at the Field Museum in the same city, Dr. Roosevelt has been investigating early human presence in the Amazon for decades now. The information she and her team have uncovered now point to an Amazon region that was very different thousands of years ago - well before the arrival of the Europeans. To get to this point, Dr. Roosevelt and her colleagues worked for years in the Amazon, in places like Marajó Island as well as rivers further inland. Dr. Roosevelt's team checked off all these boxes, and came up with cool finds, some on land, some underwater. Diving in the Xingu River, 2001 Archaeologist Dr. Anna Roosevelt diving in the Xingu River, 2001. On International Archaeology Day, we pay homage to the work done by people like Dr. Roosevelt.


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