University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Sabloff, Jeremy A., Ph.D.

Jeremy A. Sabloff, Ph.D.
External Professor and Past President, Sante Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico 
Past President of the Louis J. Kolb Society of Fellows
Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Anthropology Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania
Curator Emeritus, American Section, University of Pennsylvania Museum
Date appointed: 1994

Jeremy Sabloff is currently the President of the Santa Fe Institute, a position he has held since 2009. He was the Williams Director of the Penn Museum from 1994–2004 and Interim Director from 2006–2007, and at that time was President of the Kolb Society. He was also Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at Penn and Curator of the American Section at the museum. He has also taught at Harvard University, the University of Utah, the University of New Mexico, and the University of Pittsburgh. He is a past President of the Society for American Archaeology and a past Chair of Section H (Anthropology) of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He served as Chair of the Smithsonian Science Commission. He is currently a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the Visiting Committee for the Peabody Museum, Harvard University, the National Advisory Board of the National Museum of Natural History, and the Board of Trustees of the SRI Foundation. He was awarded the Lucy Wharton Drexel Medal by the Penn Museum in 2014.

Jeremy Sabloff is a preeminent Maya archaeologist. Over the past 40 years, he has conducted field research in Mexico and Guatemala.

Jeremy Sabloff has numerous publications. He is past Editor of American Antiquity. He is the author of Excavations at Seibal: Ceramics (1975), The Cities of Ancient Mexico (1989; 2nd ed., 1997), The New Archaeology and the Ancient Maya (1990), and Archaeology Matters (2008) and the co-author of A History of American Archaeology (1974; 2nd ed., 1980; 3rd ed., 1993), A Reconnaissance of Cancuen, Peten, Guatemala (1978), Ancient Civilizations: The Near East and Mesoamerica (1979; 2nd ed. 1995), Cozumel: Late Maya Settlement Patterns (1984), and The Ancient Maya City of Sayil (1991).

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