Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology

2014 Edition
| Editors: Claire Smith

Kim, Nam C.

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0465-2_1830

Basic Biographical Information

Nam C. Kim received a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, a M.A. in Political Science from New York University, and a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to a career in anthropology, he worked in the private and nonprofit sectors. He is an anthropological archaeologist in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Major Accomplishments

Much of Dr. Kim’s work has been dedicated to ancient state formation, social complexity, and various factors for social change including warfare, trade, and various leadership strategies. He has performed fieldwork in Belgium (Neolithic village fortifications of the Linearbandkeramik culture), the southeastern USA (historic Native American Creek site), and Mesoamerica (postclassic and historic Mayan sites).

Most recently, his research has been geographically focused on East and Southeast Asia, specifically Vietnam, and he has...

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Further Reading

  1. Kim, N.C. & L. Keeley. 2008. Social violence and war, in D. Pearsall (ed.) Encyclopedia of archaeology. San Diego: Elsevier Academic Press.Google Scholar
  2. Kim, N.C. & C. Kusimba. 2008. Pathways to social complexity and state formation in the southern Zambezian region. African Archaeological Review 25:131-52.Google Scholar
  3. Kim, N.C., V.T. Lai & H.H. Trinh. 2010. Co Loa: an investigation of Vietnam's ancient capital. Antiquity 84:1011-27.Google Scholar
  4. Schweyer, A-V. 2011.A ncient Vietnam. History, art and archaeology. Bangkok: River Books.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA