Eleanor King (Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania) is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Howard University in Washington, DC. Dr. King is a member of the Society for American Archaeology, the American Anthropological Association, and the Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists, of which she is a past president. Her areas of interests are archaeology, history of anthropology and archaeology, and origins of inequality. The focus of her research has been in new world cultures including Mesoamerica (Maya), historical archaeology of Apache and Buffalo Soldiers, and in public education. She is the author of numerous articles and books. She edited a thematic edition on archaeological education in the Society for American Archaeology “Advances in Archaeological Practice” and wrote Systematizing Public Education in Archaeology 4(4).