Peter Bogucki is Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs at the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University, where he had previously served as Director of Studies of Forbes College.
Since 1976 he has studied early farming societies in Europe (ca. 6000 - 3000 B.C.), specifically in Poland with excavations at the sites of Brzesc Kujawski and Oslonki.
Bogucki's current archaeological research and publication projects include:
- the analysis of faunal materials from Oslonki
- coordination of a palaeoenvironmental research program in the Oslonki environs
- thinking about early European farming as a complex adaptive system
- beginning At First Light: Prehistoric Background of European Civilization for Princeton University Press.
- editing The Barbarian World with Pam J. Crabtree for Charles Scribner's Sons.
His major publications include :
Early Neolithic Subsistence and Settlement in the Polish Lowlands (Oxford: BAR International Series 150, 1982)
Forest Farmers and Stockherders. Early Agriculture and its Consequences in North-Central Europe (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988)
Case Studies in European Prehistory (edited; Boca Raton: CRC Press, 1993)
The Origins of Human Society (Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1999)
Current publication projects include:
At First Light: Prehistoric Background of European Civilization (for Princeton University Press)
The Barbarian World (edited with Pam J. Crabtree, for Charles Scribner's Sons).