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Michael Logan

Michael Logan

Professor Emeritus


Medical Anthropology, Ethnomedicine, Latin America, Native American Art, Evolutionary Theory, North American Indians, Ethnobotany, Interethnic Marriage, and Differential Fertility

Current projects include exploring differential reproduction between individuals of mixed Native American and African ancestry versus full blooded Native Americans, explaining craniometric convergence of different immigrant groups from the Boas dataset, and demonstrating Mississippian herbaceous plants as anti-fungal agents acting as food preservatives.  In addition, I am co-curating an exhibit with Dr. Gerald Schroedl on American Indian Art for the McClung Museum, which will run from mid-August to December, 2009, and will be involved in summer field research on Indian reservations in Montana and Oklahoma. 


  • Ph.D. 1974, Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University
  • M.A. 1969, Anthropology, San Diego State University
  • B.A. 1967, Anthropology, University of Colorado


  • Logan, M. H. (2011) American Indians with African Ancestry: Differential Complexity and the Complexities of Social Identity. Human Ecology 39 (6): 727-742). Note: this article enjoyed an international press release, for which Dr. Logan was recognized by UT's Office of Research as the Quest Scholar of the Week, January 16, 2012.
  • Jantz, R. L. and M. H. Logan (2010) Why Does Head Form Change in Children of Immigrants? A Reappraisal. American Journal of Human Biology 22:702-707.
  • Michael H. Logan and Douglas A. Schmittou (2007) Inverted Flags in Indian Art: A Hidden Transcript. Plains Anthroplogist 52(202):209-227.
  • Michael H. Logan, Kimberly D. Gwinn, Tina Richey, Beth Maney, and Charles T. Faulkner (2004) "An Empirical Assesment of Epazote (Chenopodium abrosiodes) as a Flavoring Agent in Cooked Beans." Journal of Ethnobiology 24(1):1-12.
  • Logan, M.H., C.S. Sparks, and R.L. Jantz 2003. Cranial Modification Among 19th Century Osages: Admixture and Loss of an Ethic Marker. Plains Anthropologist, 2003, Vol.48 No.187, pp. 209-224
  • Faulkner, C.T., B. Borego Garcia, M.H. Logan, J.C. New, and S. Patton 2003. Prevalence of Endoparasitic Infection in Children and Its Relation with Cholera Prevention Efforts in Mexico. Pan American Journal of Public Health.
  • Schmittou, D.A. and M.H. Logan 2003. Fluidity of Meaning: Flag Imagery in American Indian Art. American Indian Quarterly.
  • Logan, M.H. and S.D. Ousley 2001. Hypergamy, Quantum, and Reproductive Success: The Lost Indian Ancestor Reconsidered. In Anthropologists and Indians in the New South. R.A. Bonney and J.A. Paredes, eds. pp. 184-202. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press.
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