William Arthur Parkinson

    Email Address: wparkins@uic.edu
    College: Liberal Arts and Sciences Department: Anthropology
    Title: Professor of Anthropology
    Office: 3128B BSB Phone: 312-9969418
    Webpage: https://koros.uic.edu/
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    I am a specialist in European and Eastern Mediterranean Prehistory. My anthropological research explores the social dynamics of early village societies and the emergence of early states.

    I am the American Director of the Körös Regional Archaeological Project, an international, multi-disciplinary research project aimed at understanding the social changes that occurred on the Great Hungarian Plain throughout the Holocene.

    I also am American Co-Director of The Diros Project, a multi-disciplinary regional research project that explores the social changes that occurred on the western Mani Peninsula of southern Greece throughout the Pleistocene and Holocene.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 20

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Upperclassman in Anthropology with a 3.75 GPA and extensive experience in Anthropology.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Student will conduct hands-on archaeological research on the Neolithic settlement of Szeghalom-Kovácshalom in southeastern Hungary. The student will organize and analyze datasets from archaeological research conducted by the Körös Regional Archaeological Project. Student also will assist with publications and co-author peer-reviewed articles with the project directors.

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