Stephen Nash

Stephen Nash is Chair of the Department of Anthropology and Curator of Archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, where his research focuses on the history of museums, on tree-ring dating archaeological sites in Mesa Verde National Park, and on the history of archaeological research in the American Southwest. He earned his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Arizona in Tucson in 1991 and 1997, respectively and spent nine years (1997-2006) at the Field Museum in Chicago before moving to Denver. He has published five books including Time, Trees, and Prehistory: Tree-Ring Dating and the Development of North American Anthropology 1914 – 1950 (1999), It’s About Time: A History of Archaeological Dating in North America (2000; editor), Curators, Collections, and Contexts: Anthropology at The Field Museum 1893 – 2002 (2003; editor, with Gary M. Feinman), Readings in Archaeological Chronometry (2009, editor), and Crossroads of Culture: Anthropology Collections at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (2010, with Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh and Steven R. Holen).