Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

About the PNAS Member Editor
Name Redmond, Elsa M.
Location American Museum of Natural History
Primary Field Anthropology
 Election Citation
Redmond is a leading theorist on the rise of chiefdoms and the evolutionary role of warfare. Her extensive excavations in Venezuela and Mexico have revealed ancient towns with defensive features -- palisades, walls, and earthworks. Her analyses of prehistoric warfare and the emergence of hereditary leaders are highly influential.

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