Tristram R. Kidder

Chair and Professor of Anthropology
Professor of Environmental Studies
Edward S. and Tedi Macias Professor
PhD, Harvard University
research interests:
  • North American Archaeology
  • Geoarchaeology
  • Humans and Climate Change
  • Mississippi River
  • Southeastern United States
  • Yellow River
  • China

contact info:

office hours:

  • ​Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 am
  • or By Appointment

mailing address:

  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
  • CB 1114
  • ONE BROOKINGS DR.
  • ST. LOUIS, MO 63130-4899

​Professor Kidder’s research applies archaeology and geology to the study of how human populations have adapted to climate and environmental change.

Kidder's field research includes ongoing studies of the ancient dynamics of human settlements along the Yellow River in China and the Mississippi River in the United States.

For more information, visit Tristram R. Kidder's department profile.