Department ofAnthropology

Bradford Andrews

Bradford Andrews

Associate Professor of Anthropology

253-535-8389 (office)



Craft Production

Lithic Technology

Cultural Ecology

New World Complex Societies

Great Basin and Montane Foragers & Semi-Sedentary Farmers

Curriculum Vitae

B.A. in Anthropology, Ft. Lewis College, Durango, CO, 1986

M.A. in Anthropology, Penn State University, 1995

Ph.D. in Anthropology, Penn State University, 1999


Bradford W. Andrews is an anthropological archaeologist with Mesoamerican and North American research interests. He received his Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University in 1999. He approaches his subject matter from an ecological and economic perspective. His specific research interests include the comparative investigation of social complexity, political economy, craft production, and cultural ecology. His primary methodological specialty is the study of flaked stone tool production. This specialty provides a useful means for reconstruction ancient economic systems, which can be used to make inferences about other aspects of society including social organization and ideology. He has published an edited volume with Kenneth Hirth (Pathways to Prismatic Blades) and a number of peer reviewed journal articles and chapters, primarily on Central Mexico and Western North America.