At the annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in Memphis last week, Dr. William Locascio, an assistant professor at Flagler College in St Augustine, made a presentation before the esteemed group on “The Emergence of Social Hierarchies in Pre-Columbian Central America”.
Archaeologists from around the world, who study a vast range of topics and times, attended the event that attracts more than 3,000 scholars.
“Archaeologists are very interested in understanding why, after 98 percent of our existence as a species, we started living in ranked societies,” said Dr. Locascio about his presentation. “It was an especially nice experience to be included among the scholars investigating these questions in Central America.”
Locascio received a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh, an M.A. in anthropology from Southern Illinois University and a B.S. in psychology from Loyola University Chicago.