University of Pennsylvania
Clark Erickson received his MA and PhD in anthropology with a specialty in Andean archaeology, from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is both Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania and Curator of the American Section at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Since 1974, Professor Erickson’s Andean and Amazonian research focuses on the contribution of archaeology to understanding the complex human history of the environment and cultural activities that have shaped the Earth.
He has worked throughout Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia. Dr. Erickson is editor of two recent volumes Time and Complexity in Historical Ecology: Studies in the Neotropical Lowlands (2006) and Landscapes of Movement: Trails, Paths, and Roads in Anthropological Perspective (2009) in addition to numerous other scientific and popular publications. Professor Erickson speaks Spanish and is conversant in Quechua.
“Dr. Erickson was wonderful! Congenial, well connected, well informed… a natural teacher” – Catherine Gerrish
“Clark was an exceptional study leader. It was obvious that he had put in a huge amount of work to provide us with so much up to date information.” – Janet Jenkins
“I’ve been to 34 countries in Asia, Europe, Africa and South America and tell people emphatically, that this was my favorite trip!” – Tony Hyman