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March 10, 2008

Winifred Creamer

Winifred Creamer, a Presidential Research Professor in anthropology, and her husband, Jonathan Haas of the Field Museum in Chicago, were featured recently in an 8-minute segment of “All Things Considered” on National Public Radio.

The Feb. 11 story discussed the researchers’ theory that a change in climate might have sparked the rise of a sophisticated civilization 5,000 years ago in Peru. NPR audio, text and a related photo gallery can be found online at

NPR’s Christopher Joyce interviewed Creamer and Haas in early July while they were in Peru with students conducting research and excavations.