Daniel Sandweiss, a University of Maine professor in the Anthropology Department and the Climate Change Institute, and the 2022 Distinguished Maine Professor has been named president-elect of the Society for American Archaeology. He will serve as president-elect for one year before serving a two-year term as SAA president.
Sandweiss is an internationally recognized archaeologist whose research on maritime adaptations and climate change in Latin America focuses on the coast of Peru. He is a fellow of both the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Geological Society of America.
He is a former director of the SAA Board and chairs the H. and T. King Grant for Precolumbian Archaeology Review Committee. He also has chaired the SAA Committee on the Americas, International Government Affairs, and the task force for editors of Latin American Antiquity.
At the University of Maine, Sandweiss also is a cooperating professor in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences, and the School of Policy and International Affairs.