Marcus Hamilton, Unsettled Landscapes? What This Means to an Anthropologist
Armory for the Arts Theater, 1050 Old Pecos Trail
In this talk, Hamilton will explore what the concept of Unsettled Landscapes means from an archaeological, anthropological, and ecological perspective. He will focus on the dynamic nature of landscapes and the deep history of human landscape modification from prehistory to the present.
Marcus Hamilton is a postdoctoral fellow at the Santa Fe Institute. Hamilton is interested in the energetics of human systems across scales, from hunter-gatherers to industrialized economies, and their ecological interactions with ecosystems, environments, and global scale Earth systems. He is particularly interested in how flows of energy and information create structure and drive dynamics in human systems and in biological systems in general. At SFI, Hamilton works primarily with Geoffrey West and Luis Bettencourt, using scaling theory to understand general principles of the structure and dynamics of markets and corporations. Other major research areas include hunter-gatherer ecology, the colonization of the Americas, the biogeography of human biocultural diversity, macroecology, and the metabolic theory ecology.
Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for students, seniors, and SITE members at friend and family levels; free with advance reservation for members at the supporter level and above.
For reservations call 505 989 1199