Samuel M Wilson
Samuel Wilson is an archaeologist and historical anthropologist interested in processes of cultural interactions in "contact situations", some of the most difficult and consequential moments in human experience. His research interests include the origins complex forms of social and political organization and the development of governing institutions. He also studies the way new digital technologies allow the emergence of novel kinds of communities for dispersed groups, including Native Americans. He has carried out archaeological fieldwork throughout the Caribbean and North America, most recently on Cuba, the island of Nevis, and central Texas.
Wilson is the author of "The Archaeology of the Caribbean" (Cambridge 2007), "The Emperor's Giraffe" (Westview 1999), "The Prehistory of Nevis"(Yale 2007), and "Hispaniola: Caribbean Chiefdoms in the Age of Columbus" (Alabama 1990), the editor of "The Indigenous People of the Caribbean" (Florida 1997) and co-editor of "Ethnohistory and Archaeology" (Plenum 1993).