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also known as Robert Adams, Jr.


Robert Adams, Jr. was an anthropologist and one of America's foremost archaeologists. He has worked in both the Near East and Mesoamerica. In scholarly circles, he is best known for his pioneer research in Iraq.


University of Chicago

University of Pennsylvania


The Evolution of Urban Society (1966)

Heartland of Cities (1981)

The Land Behind Baghdad (1984)

Paths of Fire: An anthropologist's inquiry into Western technology (1996)


  • Other Interests

    Robert McCormick Adams has had a wide-ranging career spanning many fields. Geographically, his interests have involved extensive fieldwork in the Middle East, but have also included Mexico