Prof. Dr. Vernon James Knight

Vernon James Knight is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Curator Emeritus of American Archaeology at the University of Alabama and the Alabama Museum of Natural History. He is an archaeologist specializing in the North American Southeast and the Caribbean.

His books include Mound Excavations at Moundville: Architecture, Elites, and Social Order (University of Alabama Press, 2010, winner of the 2011 Society for American Archaeology academic book prize), Archaeology of the Moundville Chiefdom (Smithsonian Institution Press, 1998), and Iconographic Method in New World Prehistory (Cambridge University Press, 2013). Knight is the author of a variety of published theoretical and substantive papers on archaeological style and iconography.

Books by Vernon James Knight

Caribbean Figure Pendants: Style and Subject Matter

Anthropomorphic figure pendants of the late Ceramic Age in the Greater Antilles

Vernon James Knight | 2020

This work synthesizes art-historical and anthropological methods in the analysis of a large corpus of indigenous figure pendants, commonly called “amulets,” from the Greater Antilles and Bahamas. Figure pendants, ubiquitous in Caribbean collections, are small…

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