Associate Director, James T. Watson, PhD.

July 1, 2016


James T. Watson, PhD, is Associate Director and Associate Curator of Bioarchaeology at the Arizona State Museum and associate professor of anthropology in the University of Arizona School of Anthropology. Dr. Watson’s research examines health and disease in prehistoric populations through their skeletal remains. He is specifically interested in understanding prehistoric human adaptations in desert ecosystems and the role local resources play in the adoption of agriculture and their impact on health. Current projects involve the excavation and analysis of the earliest farmers in the Sonoran Desert and of incipient agriculturalists in the Atacama Desert, along the northern coast of Chile.