Saturday, April 19, 2014

Professor Michael Ruggeri Interview! (4/18/14)

TRP welcomes Professor Emeritus Michael Ruggeri of the City Colleges of Chicago, where he taught Ancient American Studies for over 33 years! As a trailblazer 14 years ago, he started the most in-depth compilation of Ancient America Web Pages (now over 40 in all) on the Internet!

His website includes his popular Pre-Clovis and Clovis Archaeological News. His two Pre-Clovis and Clovis pages also contain more information on this topic than any other resource anywhere. The Professor also moderates the Aztlan listserv; the largest and oldest Ancient Americas listserv on the web. He moderates an Andean list and a Mound Builders list as well.

Professor Ruggeri became interested in the Pre-Clovis topic when he realized that his field was way behind on research in this specific area. He quickly understood that this should have been one of the premier areas of study for American archaeology! Little was known about this fascinating topic when he first started his pages, but, it soon became hot with Kennewick Man and the final breaking of the Clovis barrier at Monte Verde. He was bewildered by the great amount of disinformation that was being disseminated on the topic. He knew that real information needed to be gathered and posted on the web, all in one place, to attract and inform a much wider audience. To all of our gratitude he has done just that!

You will be blown away by the amount of information on his website. A complete list of resources provided on the Professor's website can be found here.

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