PULLMAN, Wash. — Tim Kohler, professor and chair of Washington State University’s
Department of Anthropology, begins a three-year term as editor of “American Antiquity” in
The publication is the official journal of the Society for American Archaeology and is the
largest professional journal dedicated to the archaeology of the Americas. It also publishes
articles on theory and methods that are worldwide in scope. With a circulation of more than
7,000, it is one of the two largest professional archaeological journals in the world.
Kohler, who is also an external faculty member at the Santa Fe Institute, is a recognized
authority on simulation of complex cultural systems. A volume entitled “Long-Term Dynamics in
Human and Primate Societies,” published by the institute and Oxford University Press, will
appear under his editorship in October.
He directed the Bandelier Archaeological Excavation Project in New Mexico from 1988 to
1991. He came to WSU in 1978 and has served as department chair since 1996. Last spring he was
at the University of Calgary as Fulbright chair in North American Studies. Kohler earned his
doctoral and master’s degrees at the University of Florida, Gainesville, and his bachelor’s at New
College of Sarasota, Florida.
Kohler previously chaired the society’s publications committee and the program committee
for its annual meeting. WSU anthropology professor William D. Lipe served as SAA president
from 1995 to 1997.