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McClure Archives and University Museum

Kirkpatrick Library 1470
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4649
John W. Sheets, Interim Director, Chair





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Dr. John W. Sheets


Dr. John Sheets
Dr. John Sheets
Interim Director, McClure Archives and University Museum
Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

660-543-4649
JCK Library 1470
University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO 64093
sheets@ucmo.edu

 

Hometown Trenton, Missouri

Vita
BA University of Missouri-Columbia 1972
MA University of Missouri-Columbia 1974
PhD. University of Colorado-Boulder 1978
 
Research and presentations at Aberdeen University and Edinburgh University, Scotland; Research grants from National Endowment for the Humanities and National Geographic Society
Specialty: Biological anthropology; historical demography; Scotland; Ontario

Publications  
A bibliography of Professor Donald Mackinnon (1839-1914), SCOTTISH GAELIC STUDIES 25: 235-61 (2009); Miss Catherine McKinnon's "Russian Fortune," SCOTTISH STUDIES (1993); Fieldwork as reverse information for local tradition, FOLKLORE IN USE (1994); A triplet maternity in a reduced population with excessive twinning, JOURNAL OF BIOSOCIAL SCIENCE (1995); "National Culture of Mobility":  the Colonsay-Canada Connection IN Transatlantic Studies (University Press of America), pp. 69-83, 2000 ; Review of The Population of Europe: A History by Massimo Livi-Bacci (2000), AMERICAN ANTHROPOLOGIST 103:586-7, 2001; The Americans, the Earl of Selkirk, and Colonsay's 1806 emigrants to Prince Edward Island, SCOTTISH LOCAL HISTORY 61:11-21, (2004) ; "Finding Colonsay's emigrants and a 'Heritage of Place' in Transatlantic Scots (University of Alabama Press), pp. 263-85, 2005. "Dr. Roger McNeill and Public Health in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland," JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS OF EDINBURGH 41: 341-60 (2011).

Courses taught  
Human Prehistory, Native America, Archeology, Biological Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology; North European Cultures in the Missouri London Program, England; Transatlantic Migration from North Europe at the Transatlantic Study Center, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Favorite historical figure 
Charles Darwin:  He gleefully gathered data for the 'new' Natural History of evolution, yet painfully broke with his 'old' Victorian culture and conscience; he was a devoted father to his seven surviving children.

Favorite Links
The Primate Gallery  www.selu.com/bio/PrimateGallery