Adams, Robert McC.

Adams, Robert McC. (McCormick)

(1926–  ) anthropologist; born in Chicago. He taught at the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute (1955–84) before becoming secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1984). He studied the history of land use and urban settlement in ancient Babylonia, Iraq, and Mexico; his books include The Evolution of Urban Society (1966) and Heartland of Cities (1981).