Patrick Vinton Kirch
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Patrick Vinton Kirch is an archaeologist who studies Oceanic and Polynesian prehistory. He is a Professor of Integrative Biology at the Class of 1954 Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. He also serves as Curator of Oceanic Archaeology in the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, and was director of that Museum from 1999 to 2002.
He has published widely: many articles and nine books. He is known for his belief that practitioners of archaeology, historical linguistics, human genetic studies, ethnology, and archival historical research can work together to give a fuller picture of the past than any discipline alone could do. In 1997 Kirch was awarded the John J. Carty Award from the National Academy of Sciences.
In 1984, Kirch became the Director of the Burke Museum in Seattle, Washington, and an Associate Professor at the University of Washington.
In 1989, he took a position at the University of California, Berkeley in the Department of Anthropology. He later took a joint appointment in the Department of Integrative Biology.
- On the Road of the Winds: An Archaeological History of the Pacific Islands Before European Contact, University of California Press (published 2002), 446 pages. ISBN 0-520-23461-8, ISBN 978-0-520-23461-1
- Kirch, Patrick Vinton; Yen, D.E (1982), Tikopia; The Prehistory and Ecology of a Polynesian Outlier, Honolulu, Hawaii: Bishop Museum Press, ISBN 9780910240307
- "John J. Carty Award for the Advancement of Science". National Academy of Sciences. Archived from the original on December 29, 2010. Retrieved 25 February 2011.
- "Patrick V. Kirch". Anthropology Faculty web site. University of California, Berkeley. Retrieved August 2, 2013.
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