Michael Heckenberger, PhD

Published: September 29th, 2013

Category: People


Associate Professor

Turlington Hall, Room B309
(352) 294-7586
mheck (@ufl.edu)



  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh, 1996
  • Graduate Certificate in Latin American Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 1995
  • B.A., Anthropology, University of Vermont, 1988

Research Interests

Non-Western cultures of the humid tropics, especially Amazonia and Caribbean; pre-industrial complex societies; built environment, cultural memory and landscape; historical and political ecology; interdisciplinary approaches; anthropology of the body.

Selected Publications

Heckenberger, Michael, and Eduardo Góes Neves. 2009. Amazonian Archaeology. Annual Review of Anthropology 38:251-266.

Heckenberger, Michael J., J. Christian Russell, Carlos Fausto, Joshua R. Toney, Morgan J. Schmidt, Edithe Pereira, Bruna Franchetto, and Afukaka Kuikuro. 2008. Pre-Columbian Urbanism, Anthropogenic Landscapes, and the Future of the Amazon. Science 321(5893):1214-1217.

Heckenberger, Michael J., J. Christian Russell, Joshua R. Toney, and Morgan J. Schmidt. 2007. The Legacy of Cultural Landscapes in the Brazilian Amazon: Implications for Biodiversity. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 362(1478):197-208.


Anthropology of the Body (ANG 6286)
Development of World Civiliation (ANT 3141)
History of Anthropological Theory (ANT 4034)
The Politics of Nature (ANG 6930)
Tropics and Tropical Culture (ANT 4930)
The Urban Landscape: Historical Perspectives (ANG 6286)

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