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Carl Lipo


Office: Science 1, Room 142
Office phone: 607-777-4306

Carl Lipo is a professor of geography and an archaeologist studying cultural change of human populations. He uses evolutionary theory as a means of developing methods for studying cultural transmission and the process of natural selection acting on cultural systems. His work has explored community patterning among prehistoric potters of the Mississippi Valley, patterns of inheritance among stone tools producers in North America and the conditions that led the populations of Easter Island (Rapa Nui, Chile) to construct their famous monumental statues.

Last Updated: 1/4/18