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Margaret C Nelson

Details about Margaret C Nelson and linked projects and collaborations.

Research Keywords

  • Agriculture
  • Anthropology
  • Climate
  • Palaeoenvironments

Research Summary

Nelson is President’s Professor in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change and Vice Dean of Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University.  She and Michelle Hegmon collaborate on research in the Mimbres region of southwest New Mexico, focusing on social and ecological aspects of continuity and change in cultural traditions.  Most recently she leads an interdisciplinary research team addressing social-ecological issues concerning resilience and sustainability for prehistoric small-scale farmers in the US Southwest and northern Mexico (600-1500 CE) and the lessons learned from this research for contemporary issues of resilience and sustainability.  Nelson was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2008.


Margaret C Nelson's resumé/CV is available here.

Primary Affiliation

Arizona State University
Full Professor
Barrett Honors College, Arizona State University
United States of America

Phone: 480-965-9520

GHEA Projects

Margaret C Nelson is currently leading 2 GHEA projects:

Margaret C Nelson is currently collaborating on 3 GHEA projects

GHEA Products

Margaret C Nelson is currently not leading any GHEA products.