Betty J Meggers

Betty J. Meggers has been a research associate at the Smithsonian Institution since 1951. She has conducted fieldwork in Brazil, Guyana, Venezuela, and Ecuador. Her publications include archeological monographs, edited volumes, general books on Amazonia and Ecuador, and over 200 articles on cultural ecology, cultural diffusion, pottery analysis, and transpacific contact. Her contributions have been recognized by six honorary doctorates from universities in Brazil, Argentina, and Ecuador.