Karl W. Butzer is an American geographer, cultural ecologist and environmental archaeologist. He was born in Germany on 19 August 1934. While he was still a child, his family emigrated, first to England, and then to Canada. He obtained a master's degree in Meteorology and Geography from McGill University and a doctorate in physical geography from the University of Bonn in Germany.
1964 Environment and Archaeology: An Ecological Approach to Prehistory.
1976 Early Hydraulic Civilization in Egypt: A Study in Cultural Ecology.
1978 Dimensions of Human Geography: Essays on Some Familiar and Neglected Themes.
1982 Archaeology as Human Ecology: Method and Theory for a Contextual Approach.
1988 "Cattle and Sheep from Old to New Spain: Historical Antecedents," Annals of the Association of American Geographers 78: 29-56.
1993 "The Classical Tradition of Agronomic Science: Perspectives on Carolingian Agriculture and Agronomy," In: P.L. Butzer and D. Lohrmann (eds.), Science in Western and eastern Civilization in Carolingian Times, pp. 539-596.