Frederic Sellet, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Spring 2022 Office Hours: Mon. 10am - 12:00pm & Wed. 1pm - 2pm (in-person) or by appointment.
Primary office:
Fraser Hall, 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.

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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