Peter Neal Peregrine
Professor of Anthropology
Purdue University, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA)
Interests: anthropological theory, the evolution of complex
societies, culture contact and culture change, the integration of archeology
and ethnology, the teaching of anthropology.
Read more about me here.
"It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin barefoot irreverence
to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question
it" Jacob Bronowski, The Ascent of Man (1975)
Academic Information, Winter 2014
- Anthropology 120: World Prehistory. MWF 1:50, Briggs 326. Syllabus
- Anthropology 207: Quantitative Anthropology. MWF 8:30, Briggs 421. Syllabus
- Office hours MWF 10:00-11:00 and by appointment.
Peter Neal Peregrine Press
Anthropologists have long lamented the fact that the general public does not read our work. I think one reason is that we mostly write for one another, and not for the general public. Peter Neal Peregrine Press is dedicated to producing inexpensive, easy to read eBooks on anthropological topics for the general public. Below is a list of current titles with links to purchase them:
What Happened in Prehistory? Amazon or Barnes and Noble
Archaeologist Peter N. Peregrine provides a brief, readable, and thorough introduction to world prehistory. Peregrine takes the reader through five major "revolutions" in human life, from the origins of our genus through the emergence of modern cognitive abilities to the development of agriculture, cities, and states, and, finally, into the modern world. Peregrine focuses on broad patterns and processes making this a perfect resource for readers who want a quick, readable overview of the human past.
Comments to: Peter.N.Peregrine@Lawrence.edu