Dr. Steve Nash is an archaeologist, columnist, historian of science, and stand-up comedian. He is currently studying the Mogollon archaeology of southwestern New Mexico, Indian peace medals in the Museum’s Crane Collection, and the enchanting Russian gem carving sculptures of Vasily Konovalenko. He has written and edited seven books and dozens of peer-reviewed articles on subjects ranging from Neanderthal stone tools to tree-ring dates, the history of museums to Southwestern archaeology. He has published nearly 40 Curiosities columns for the SAPIENS online magazine, on topics ranging from ancient Roman hygiene to Leonardo da Vinci, and from the Huey helicopter to the use of GPS systems. He has been at the Museum for 13 years; prior to this he served as head of collections in the Department of Anthropology at the Field Museum in Chicago. Eons ago, he served as a tour guide and lecturer at the Museum of Science and Industry.
Stories in Stone: The Enchanted Gem Carvings of Vasily Konovalenko
Time, Trees, and Prehistory: A History of Achaeological Tree-Ring Dating 1914-1945
John Beach Rinaldo: Quintessential Culture Historian
An Anthropologist’s Arrival: A Memoir, by Ruth M. Underhill
Creative Mornings: The Mystery Is Us
Science Riot: Steve Nash
Scientists in Action: Steve Nash
Join Senior Curator of Archaeology Steve Nash for a brief discussion about the Museum's decade-long and ultimately successful effort to repatriate sacred grave posts to the Mijikenda of Kenya.
The Konovalenko Chronicles
One of the Museum's unique collections is the Konovalenko gem carving sculptures. Join Senior Curator of Archaeology Steve Nash for a fantastic, colorful, whimsical summary of recent work on a documentary film on the artist and his work.