Michael Barton

Michael Barton

Michael Barton

Bio: Michael Barton is a geoarchaeologist and anthropologist whose research centers on the dynamics of socioecological systems, especially in the context of hunter/gatherers and small-scale agricultural societies. His expertise includes Quaternary landscapes, geospatial technologies, computational modeling, complex systems science, evolutionary theory, and lithic technology. 

His research has focused primarily in the Mediterranean, western Eurasia more broadly, and western North America

Barton is Director of the interdisciplinary Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity, and heads the Graduate Faculty in Complex Adaptive System Science.