National Lecture Program

AIA Lecturer: Michael Frachetti

Affiliation: Washington University in St. Louis

Michael Frachetti is Associate Professor with the Department of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis.  He holds his degrees from the University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D.), Cambridge University, and the State University of New York at Buffalo.

“My research concerns the archaeology, ecology, socio-political organization and economy of
prehistoric and contemporary societies. In addition, I focus on environmental studies and
cultural landscape reconstruction, as well as ecological modeling using Remote Sensing in
conjunction with Geographic Information Systems (GIS), especially in extreme or marginal
ecological contexts (Inner Asian high mountains and deserts, Island Indonesia).”

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