Ian Brown

Ian W. Brown is Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Alabama and Curator of Gulf Coast Archaeology at the Alabama Museum of Natural History. Prior to coming to Alabama in 1991, Dr. Brown spent a decade at Harvard University’s Peabody Museum, where he curated the Hall of the North American Indian, and taught in the Department of Anthropology.


After receiving his undergraduate degree from Harvard University, he then went on to Brown University to receive both his MA and PhD degrees in Historical Archaeology. He specializes in the archaeology and history of southeastern Indians and has spent over four decades excavating sites in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. As one of the foremost scholars of salt archaeology in North America, Ian recently has turned his expertise and enthusiasm to salt production sites throughout the world. 

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