John Johnson

John R Johnson

Primary Field
Curator of Anthropology, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Knowledge / Expertise
Interest/Specialty Areas Ethnohistory, prehistoric archaeology, museum anthropology, genetic prehistory

John R. Johnson, Ph.D., has served as Curator of Anthropology at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History since 1986. He received his Ph.D. in anthropology at University of California, Santa Barbara in 1988.  Since 2003, he has taught an annual course on California Indians at UCSB, where he holds an appointment as Adjunct Professor of Anthropology.  Dr. Johnson’s written contributions include more than 100 studies regarding the cultures, history, and prehistory of California’s native peoples, especially emphasizing the Chumash Indians of the Santa Barbara region.

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Geographic Areas of Expertise United States
Geographic Areas of Expertise International
Western Hemisphere
Curriculum Vitae
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