Frederic Sellet

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Anthropology
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

Research Areas: Lithic studies, hunters and gatherers; Great Plains, Rocky Mountains, Western Europe


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

Departmental Events/News
Follow us:


One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times
KU Today