Central Asia

John W Olsen

John
W
Olsen
Title: 
Regents Professor, School of Anthropology
Additional Titles and Departments: 
Affiliate Faculty, Institute of the Environment
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Education: 
PhD, Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, 1980.
Phone: 
(520) 621-4321
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John Olsen's research involves cultural ecology and environmental archaeology. He has studied Eastern hemisphere prehistory with a temporal and geographical focus on the Paleolithic archaeology of Central and East Asia, and the impact of environmental degradation on prehistoric societies in arid zones. His work also involves spatial analysis in archaeology, including applications of remote sensing and geographic information systems.

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