Frederic Sellet, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Maîtrise (Masters), Art History and Archaeology, Université Paul Valéry
Primary office:
Fraser Hall
Room 637
University of Kansas
1415 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045-7590


Frédéric Sellet is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Kansas. His research revolves mainly around the study of stone tools in small-scale prehistoric societies, with a focus on issues such as technological organization, planning-depth, and human mobility. He has been conducting fieldwork in the American Plains and in the Rockies for the past 25 years, primarily exploring the archaeology of the First Americans. He is an affiliate member of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the Smithsonian Institution.


Ph.D., Anthropology, Southern Methodist University

Masters, Anthropology, Southern Methodist University

D.E.A. (advanced graduate degree), Quaternary Studies, Institut de Paléontologie Humaine, Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle

Licence (equivalent to B.A), Ethnology, Université des Sciences Humaines de Strasbourg, France

Licence (equivalent to B.A), Art History and Archaeology, Université Paul Valéry

Maîtrise (Masters), Art History and Archaeology, Université Paul Valéry

Research Interests

  • Archaeology of the North American Plains and Rocky Mountains
  • Pleistocene and Holocene hunter-gatherers
  • Prehistoric technology: primarily the organization of lithic systems in small-scale societies

Courses Recently Taught

  • Introduction to Archaeology
  • Theory and Current Problems in Archaeology
  • North American Archaeology
  • New Discoveries in Archaeology

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