Jeremy A. Sabloff is an archaeologist, an External Professor and Past President of the Santa Fe Institute and the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his BA from the University of Pennsylvania (1964) and his PhD from Harvard University (1969). He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He also is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is the author or co-author of 10 books and monographs, as well as the editor or co-editor of 14 books. His principal scholarly interests include ancient Maya civilization, the rise of complex societies and cities, the history of archaeology, and the relevance of archaeology in the modern world.