Frederic Sellet

Frederic Sellet
  • Associate Professor
  • ANTH Director of Undergraduate Studies
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences Anthropology
  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Ph.D., Southern Methodist University, 1999
  • Spring 2024 Office Hours: Mon. 10am - 12pm and Wed. 1-2:00pm in 637 Fraser Hall; also by appointment - contact Dr. Sellet at

Contact Info

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Fraser Hall, room 637
1415 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045


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.



Courses Recently Taught

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


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