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R. E. Taylor

Ph.D., Anthropology, UCLA, 1970

Phone: 3102068934
Fax: 310-206-4723
E-mail: retaylor@ucr.edu

Mailing Address:

Cotsen Institute of Archaeology
308 Charles E Young Dr. North
A210 Fowler Building/Box 951510
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1510

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UCLA Appointments

Professor Emeritus, University of California, Riverside; Visiting Scientist, Keck Carbon Cycle Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Laboratory, Department of Earth System Science, University of California, Irvine

Research Interests

Archaeometry; Radiocarbon dating; Peopling of the New World; Western North America, Mesoamerica

Research Summary

R. E. Taylor received his Ph.D. at UCLA in Anthropology (1970) undertaking his dissertation research in the Isotope Laboratory of Willard F. Libby, 1960 Nobel laureate in chemistry for the development of the radiocarbon dating method. Taylor was a NSF postdoctoral fellow at UCLA in chemistry in the laboratory of Daniel Kivelson. He directed the Radiocarbon Laboratory in the Department of Anthropology and Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Riverside from 1973 to 2003. He retired from UCR as Professor Emeritus of Anthropology in 2005. He was chairman of his department from 1993 to 2000. He served as the president and General Secretary of the Society for Archaeological Sciences and received the 2004 Fryxell Award for Interdisciplinary Research from the Society for American Archaeology.

Photo: R. E. Taylor at Keck Carbon Cycle Accelerator Mass Spectrometer, University of California, Irvine where he is a visiting scientist in the laboratory of Ellen Druffel, John Southon, and Susan Trumbore. Photograph courtesy of Guaciara Santos.

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