James Sackett

Department of Anthropology

Fowler A419

Phone: (310) 825-9644
Fax: (310) 206-4723


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Ph.D., Harvard University, 1965

Areas of Interest

Paleolithic archaeology of France; history and theory of archaeology


Director, CIOA European Laboratory

My biggest field effort was at the site of Solvieux, which is without rival for size and complexity in Western Europe. From 1967 through 1974, Solvieux was intensively researched by a joint UCLA-University of Bordeaux project. In all, 2500 cubic meters of deposit were excavated, producing a kilometer of stratigraphic sections, 2000 square meters of horizontally exposed occupation surface, and some 5000 retouched stone tools representing eleven distinct archaeological levels.