John Johnson

John R Johnson

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

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
Southwest
California
Geographic Areas of Expertise International
Western Hemisphere
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