Dr. David Wilcox, Senior Research Anthropologist, MNA
Dr. David Wilcox, MNA’s Senior Research Anthropologist, headed MNA’s Anthropology Department from 1988 to 2006. Since receiving his B.A. from Beloit College in 1966 and his doctorate from the University of Arizona in 1977, Wilcox has worked extensively on questions of social and political organization of Southwestern settlements, communities, and regional/macro-regional systems. He has published 12 monographs and over 65 articles and books. His current research topics include Zuni origins, Chacoan settlement patterns over time, the history of archaeology, and the archaeology of the greater Flagstaff area — a project that has expanded into a “hilltop survey” in all of west-central Arizona, with volunteers from the Verde Valley Archaeology Society and Arizona Site Stewards.
A past chairman of the Arizona Archaeological Advisory Commission, Wilcox has served on the Crow Canyon Research Advisory Committee and the Greater Flagstaff Open Spaces and Greenways Committee. He is a past board member of the Flagstaff Festival of Science and has participated in an ad hoc committee that advises the City of Flagstaff Planning Department on open space issues. In 2008 he received the Byron S. Cummings Award from the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society and the Professional Archaeologist of the Year Award from the Arizona Archaeological Society.