Kathleen D. Morrison

Kathleen D. Morrison is the Sally and Alvin V. Shoemaker Professor of Anthropology and Curator in Charge in the Asian Section at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 
 
Professor Morrison's research focuses on the historical ecology of Southern Asia, work that integrates paleoenvironmental analysis, archaeology, and the analysis of texts and architecture. Current projects include LandCover6k, a global database of Holocene land use and land cover, and South Indian Landscape Trajectories, an historical analysis of land use, farming, food, and power, and their connections to environmental change in peninsular India. 

She is author of Forests, Foragers, and Empires: Socionatural Histories of Southern India (2024), Fields of Victory: Vijayanagara and the Course of Intensification (1995, 2000); Daroji Valley: Landscape, Place, and the Making of a Dryland Reservoir System (2009), co-author of The Vijayanagara Metropolitan Survey (2007), and co-editor of The Social Lives of Forests: Past, Present, and Future of Woodland Resurgence (2014); Forager-Traders in South and Southeast Asia (2001); and Empires: Perspectives from Archaeology and History (2000). 

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