Crow Canyon Archaelogical CenterWashington State University


Donna Glowacki, Ph.D.
University of Notre Dame
Project Scientist

Donna M. Glowacki (Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2006) has worked in the central Mesa Verde region for more than 20 years, conducting fieldwork at 76 of the largest sites in the region. She is interested in understanding the social dimensions of large-scale societal change and reorganization.

She is the author of numerous articles in scientific journals and the editor of scholarly books. Most recently, she is the author of Living and Leaving: A Social History of Regional Depopulation in Thirteenth-Century Mesa Verde (University of Arizona Press, 2015).

Donna is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Notre Dame, a senior researcher on the Village Ecodynamics Project, and a long-time research associate of the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center.

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