Dr. Kent D. Fowler, Ph.D.

Department of Anthropology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB Canada


I presently hold a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Manitoba. My main research and teaching interests are in the development of agricultural societies and social complexity. I have used a variety of evidence, including faunal and botanical remains, mortuary practices, and ceramics to address key issues in understanding the social and economic organization of early farming societies from both local and regional perspectives.

I am an active fieldworker and have worked on projects in North America, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa and East Asia. I have conducted survey and excavation in South Africa, Greece, and Canada, and have been the ceramic specialist for archaeological projects in Ghana, Cameroon, Tanzania, South Africa, Greece, Israel, and Canada. My research in Africa started in 1997 focusing on the study of ceramics from the ninth century AD site of Ndondondwane in South Africa. Currently my research focuses on ceramic production in modern and ancient societies in southern Africa.