Speaker: Larry Zimmerman
April 15-18, 2009
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Speakers: Biography

Larry Zimmerman

Professor of Museum Studies
Indiana University/Purdue University
Museum Studies/Anthropology
433 Cavanaugh Hall Anthropology
425 University Blvd
Indianapolis IN
46202 USA

Larry J. Zimmerman is Professor of Anthropology & Museum Studies and Public Scholar of Native American Representation at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. He also serves as Acting Director of the IUPUI Master of Arts in Museum Studies program. He received his PhD in 1976 from the University of Kansas, then taught at the University of South Dakota from 1974-1996, where he was Distinguished Regents Professor. He then served as Chair of American Indian and Native Studies at the University of Iowa from 1998-2001, and as Head of the Archaeology Department at the Minnesota Historical Society before taking his present position in 2004. He has authored, edited, or co-edited 20 books including Native North America, The Field Archaeologist’s Handbook, and Ethical Issues in Archaeology and more than 300 articles, book chapters and technical reports. Earlier this year at the World Archaeological Congress 6 in Dublin, Ireland, he was award the Peter J. Ucko Prize for his contributions to world archaeology. His research interests include the archaeology of the United States Great Plains and Midwest, indigenous archaeology, computer applications in archaeology, ethics, and issues related to cultural property. He is now heavily involved in a research project on the archaeology of homelessness in Indianapolis.

Larry will demonstrate An Interactive Display for the Real‐Time Viewing of Virtually Restored Museum Artifacts. [Demonstration]