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Marco G. Meniketti

Meniketti, Marco G.

Associate Professor,  Anthropology

Additional Contact Information

Phone Number(s)
(408) 924-5787

Office Hours
Tues & Thurs 3:00-4:00 Wed 11:00-12:00
404N Clark Hall



  • Doctor of Philosophy. Michigan St Univ, 2004
  • Master of Arts, Anthropology
    Michigan St Univ, Michigan, United States, 2002
  • Master of Science, Industrial Archaeology
    Michigan Technological Univ, United States, 1997
  • Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology
    Univ Of Cal-Berkeley, California, United States, 1976

Licenses & Certificates

  • Register of Professional Archaeologists
    The RPA, California, United States, 2001
  • AAUS Diver Certification
  • Master Diver
    NAUI, 2010
  • Master Diver / Dive Master
    PADI , California, United States, 1986
  • Teaching Certificate
    California Credentialling Board, California, United States, 1977


Elected a National Fellow of the Explorers Club 2010.

I am an Anthropological Historical Archaeologist. I earned my Ph.D in Anthropology from Michigan State University, an M.S. in Industrial Archaeology from Michigan Tech, and my undergraduate degree in Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley. I have extensive training from the Institute of Nautical Archaeology. I have conducted fieldwork in such diverse locations as prehistoric sites in the Great Basin of Nevada, underwater sites in Jamaica, nineteenth century iron forges in Upper Michigan, to more underwater work in the Cayman Islands. Currently my research is concentrated on the Caribbean with emphasis on the contact era, development of sugar plantations, the rise of capitalism and slavery, and issues concerning the African Diaspora. I am founder and a director of the Institute for Advanced Interdisciplinary Caribbean Studies.

Additional research interests include studying evolution of learning environments, Teacher Education, ethnicity in the Age of Exploration, boundary and maritime communities, and the relationship between magic, science and politics. I have been directing the San Jose State University-Bush Hill Archaeological Field School on Nevis, in the West Indies. For additional information see