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Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Receives Three Transdisciplinary Seed Grant Awards

by Evangeline last modified April 04, 2012 01:14 PM

Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Receives Three Transdisciplinary Seed Grant Awards


The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) and the Academic Senate Council on Research (COR) are pleased to announce and publicly congratulate the recipients of the second cycle of Transdisciplinary Seed Grant funding. The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology received funding for the following projects: Chemical Evidence for Alcoholic Beverages in the Ancient and Modern Vitor Valley (Arequipa, Peru), headed by Hans Barnard (Archaeology), Kym Faull (Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences), Willeke Wendrich (Near Eastern Languages and Cultures), and Ben Nigra (Archaeology); Hyalos-Vitrum-Glass: Tracing the Provenance of Sands, Plant Ashes and Natron Salts, headed by Ioanna Kakoulli (Cotsen Institute of Archaeology and Materials Science and Engineering), Christian Fischer  (Cotsen Institute of Archaeology and Materials Science and Engineering), and Mark Harrison (Earth and Space Sciences); and Integrating a 87Sr/867Sr Isotopic Map with Archaeological Research in the Chincha Valley, Peru, headed by Charles Stanish (Anthropology), Kym Faull (Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences), Edward Young (Earth and Space Sciences), and Laura Griffin (Archaeology).

The OVCR and COR established the Transdisciplinary Seed Grant mechanism in Spring 2011 to provide resources to UCLA faculty from the Humanities, Arts, and Social Science disciplines in furtherance of new transdisciplinary research and scholarship with the notion that the collaboration between different areas of study would open the door to new areas of inquiry and possibilities that otherwise could not have been explored within the confines of a single discipline. Click here for more information about the program and this year's recipients.

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