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Professor Emeritus, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University

Keith Kintigh is professor of anthropology in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change (formerly, Department of Anthropology) at Arizona State University, where he has taught since 1987. He is also co-director of ASU's Center for Archaeology and Society. His field research focuses on the political and social organization of ancestral Pueblo societies in the Cíbola (Zuni) area of west-central New Mexico, although he has also worked in Morocco and Peru. He has led a team of archaeologists and computer and information scientists in establishing Digital Antiquity, a collaborative organization devoted to enhancing preservation and access to the digital records of archaeological investigations, and in developing tDAR (the Digital Archaeological Record), a digital repository for the documents and data produced by archaeological research. Kintigh is a past president of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA; 1999-2001). In various capacities for SAA, he has worked extensively on national law and policy regarding the repatriation of Native American human remains. Kintigh earned a bachelor's in sociology and a master's in computer science at Stanford University in 1974 and a doctorate in anthropology at the University of Michigan in 1982.


  • –present
    Professor and Associate Director of School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University