Chair of the Department of Anthropology at USC-Columbia
Office: Hamilton 317B
Office Phone: 803-777-1532
Office Hours: By Appointment
(PhD Southern Illinois U Carondale 1988; Prof) Archaeology, political economy, colonialism, lithic technology; southeastern North America
Charles Cobb received his BA from the University of Arizona and his PhD from Southern Illinois University Carbondale (1988). He became Director of SCIAA in 2007. His interests focus on the late prehistoric and colonial Southeast. He has published extensively on Mississippian political economy and related topics. More recently his research has turned to Native American responses to colonialism and the formation of frontiers. Ongoing projects include a study of health and warfare among Mississippian populations in the Middle Cumberland drainage; and analysis of collections from Fort Moore in South Carolina, a frontier settlement built in 1715/1716 during the Yamasee War.
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