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Mark Q. Sutton, PhD

Adjunct Lecturer, Anthropology

Mark Q. Sutton joined the Department of Anthropology in Fall 2013 as an Adjunct Lecturer. A retired Full Professor Emeritus in Anthropology from CSU--Bakersfield, he is currently a part-time Principal Investigator for Statistical Research, Inc., San Diego, as well as teaching at USD. He works on various archaeological contract projects on an as-needed basis.


Sutton received his PhD from the University of California--Riverside, and his MA and BA from California State University--Sacramento, all in the field of Anthropology.

Scholarly and Creative Work

Mark has interests in the Prehistory of North America, Hunter-gatherers, Native North America, California and Great Basin Prehistory, Cultural Adaptation to Arid Environments, Human and Cultural Ecology, Entomophagy, and Ethnobiology.

Teaching Interests

Since coming to USD, Sutton has taught an Introduction to Archaeology Preceptor class, and he will be teaching Introduction to Archaeology Honors and Research Seminar classes during the Spring 2014.