Scott MacEachern

Allison Scott MacEachern (born 1960)[1] is a professor of archaeology and anthropology at Duke Kunshan University. Before joining the faculty of Duke Kunshan University in 2018, he was a professor of Anthropology at Bowdoin College for 23 years, where he also served as Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.[2][3] An expert on African archaeology, he is the former president of the Society of Africanist Archaeologists.[4] He was educated at the University of Prince Edward Island, where he received his Bachelor of Arts with honors in anthropology, and at the University of Calgary, where he received his M.A. and Ph.D. in archaeology. He is known for his wry sense of humor. [2]

Scott MacEachern
Born1960 (age 61–62)
EducationUniversity of Prince Edward Island
University of Calgary
Known forAfrican archaeology
Scientific career
ThesisDu kunde: Processes of montagnard ethnogenesis in the northern Mandara Mountains of Cameroon (1991)
Doctoral advisorNicholas David


  1. ^ MacEachern, Scott (June 2000). "Genes, Tribes, and African History". Current Anthropology. 41 (3): 357–384. doi:10.1086/300144. ISSN 0011-3204. PMID 10768880.
  2. ^ a b "First Group of Faculty Members Awarded Tenure at Duke Kunshan". Duke Kunshan University. Retrieved 2018-10-18.
  3. ^ Bradham, Bre (2018-03-22). "As DKU announces new majors for first undergraduate class, faculty discuss freedom that comes with new program". The Chronicle. Retrieved 2018-10-18.
  4. ^ Bird, Winifred (2016-07-20). "An Archaeological Mystery In Ghana: Why Didn't Past Droughts Spell Famine?". NPR. Retrieved 2018-10-18.

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