Faculty

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Historical ecology, landscape archaeology, agricultural systems, settlement patterns, emergent complexity, indigenous peoples; Southeast Asia, Philippines, Guam, Micronesia

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Archaeology of Value

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Archaeological theory; complex hunter-gatherers; craft specialization; political evolution; exchange systems; modern material culture; ethnoarchaeology; prehistory and early contact; California and British Columbia

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Paleoanthropology; simulation modeling; carnivore ecology; hunter-gatherers; stone technology; evolutionary theory; China, Mongolia, Tibet

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Bronze and Iron Age Levant; Archaeology of Warfare; Egyptian Imperialism in Canaan; Eastern Mediterranean trade in the Bronze Age

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Viking Age Scandinavia; Icelandic and Scandinavian archaeology, history, and political economy; feud and control of violence; sagas; the North Atlantic world

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Near East, currently working in Turkey and southeastern Turkey; Bronze Age urban sites

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Egyptology, gender issues of death in ancient Egypt, craft specialization, funerary arts in the ancient world, and ritual studies.

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Archaeological materials from the macro to the micro and to the nano length scale; forensic analytical imaging & conservation; materials science; Hellenistic and Roman painting; technology and synthesis of pigments; materials reverse engineering processing and diagenesis

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Archaeology of Medieval South Asia; surface surveys; ceramic analysis; landscape archaeology; texts and archaeology

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Lake Titicaca; relationships between Andes and Amazonia; politics; settlement patterns; architecture; computational methods; digital publication

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Archaeology of early village societies; sociopolitical dynamics and the origin of social inequality; Mesoamerica

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Social archaeology and cultural history of continental East Asia focusing on emergence early civilizations in Neolithic and Bronze Age China. Historical anthropology, material culture, and conceptions of the past in early modern China. Landscape archaeology, integrating systematic survey, analysis of archaeological ceramics, remote sensing imagery, traditional studies of stone inscriptions and numismatics

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Prehistoric (Bronze Age Aegean) through classical archaeology of Greece; relations with the Near East; Greek literature

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Material culture studies; cross-cultural exchange; hemispheric networks; landscape transformations; spatial theory; construction technology; design of Inca royal estates; Tiahuanaco stone carving; colonial Andean paintings; Brazilian urbanism

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Aegean prehistory; Greek and Italian archaeology; history and culture of the Classical and later periods; the archaeology of colonialism; the integration of literary evidence with the material record in the study of the past

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Plant materials used as paint binders or patination materials on archaeological and ethnographic objects; the developing role of preventive conservation; and conservation education.

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North American archaeology; population movement; origins of villages and leadership in agricultural societies; settlement systems and analysis; ceramic analysis; social context of archaeological practice; American Southwest

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Analysis of museum objects, the characterization of pigments, ancient metals and microstructure, the teaching of conservation, and the archaeometallurgy of preHispanic Colombia and Ecuador

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Urbanism; economic networks; consumption and material culture; anthropology of food; comparative historical archaeology; South Asia, Mediterranean, Southwestern U.S.

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Andean anthropology; settlement archaeology; evolution of social complexity

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Archaeology of China, East and Inner Asia, coordination of archaeological materials and historical sources on ancient China, economic history and history of science and technology

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Archaeological and zooarchaeological research along the eastern Pacific Rim; food and ethnicity; development of social complexity; Caribbean Panama; neotropical archaeology; historical archaeology; natural history; human paleoecology; paleoenvironmental reconstruction; comparative osteology

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Social context of crafts organization and specialization, ethnoarchaeology, practical use of symbolic space, visual archaeology and the study of regionality versus long distance contacts.