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Dr. Eric Bowne

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Irby Hall 308B

(501) 450-5821

Spring 2019 Office Hours: By appointment

Educational Background

Ph.D. University of Georgia

B.A.  University of Georgia


Specialty Fields

Author of two books:

The Westo Indians: Slave Traders of the Early Colonial South (University of Alabama Press, 2005)

Mound Sites of the Ancient South: A guide to the Mississippian Chiefdoms (University of Georgia Press, 2013)

Chapters in four edited volumes:

Light on the Path: The Anthropology and History of the Southeastern Indians

Mapping the Mississippian Shatter Zone: The Colonial Indian Slave Trade and Regional Instability in the American South

Native American Adoption, Captivity, and Slavery in Changing Contexts

Creating and Contesting Carolina: Proprietary Era Histories

Research Interests

Early American History

Environmental Studies

Anthropology of Food

Current Focus

He is currently developing a summer field school that focuses on America’s National Parks.