Curtis E. Larsen
Curtis E. Larsen is a geoarcheologist and geomorphologist recently retired from a career with the U.S. Geological Survey (U.S.G.S.). He has had a rich and varied career undertaking both geological and archeological endeavors, combining them whenever possible. Curt received his geological training (B.S.) at the University of Illinois at Urbana. He received his M.A. in anthropology and archeology from Western Washington University and his PhD in anthropology from the University of Chicago. He is the author of far-ranging geological as well as archeological papers. His book, Life and Land Use on the Bahrain Islands (1983) is an early example of the fruitful interaction between geology and archeology that has become known as geoarchaeology. Curt had a distinguished career as a consulting archaeologist in the cultural resource management field before moving on to government at the U.S.G.S. Larsen continues to be interested in impacts of sea level variation on archeological resources.