Speaker Biographies

Museums and the Web: An International Conference
Los Angeles, CA, March 16 - 19, 1997

John W. Hoopes

John W. Hoopes is an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Anthropology and Associate Curator for the Museum of Anthropology at the University of Kansas. He has a B.A. in Archaeology from Yale and a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Harvard. His research has focused on southern Central America. He has conducted archaeological fieldwork in Costa Rica, Ecuador, and the Southwestern U.S. In 1987-88, he was editor of Anthropological Literature, the discipline's largest bibliographic database. His recent publications include The Emergence of Pottery: Innovation and Technology in Ancient Societies (Smithsonian Inst. Press, 1995). In 1995-96, Hoopes was a Fulbright Scholar in Costa Rica, undertaking research for a history of indigenous populations in that country. Hoopes' interest in the use of data networks dates back to the FidoNet and PC-based BBS systems of a decade ago. He is now a regular contributor to several international Internet discussion groups. In the past year, he has developed Web sites promoting an exhibition of Precolumbian art from Costa Rica, disseminating research results, and supporting university instruction in archaeology. He is the founder of the Aztlan E-Journal, an electronic journal of Precolumbian studies.

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