Kevin Vaughn

Adjunct Professor, Department of Anthropology


Areas of Interest

Sociopolitical complexity; political economies of middle-range societies; human behavioral ecology; pilgrimage; pre-industrial mining; village and household archaeology; archaeometry; ceramic analysis; Andean South America; Nasca


​2014, K.J. Vaughn, J.W. Eerkens, C. Lipo, S. Sakai, and K. Schreiber, It’s About Time? Testing the Dawson Ceramic Seriation Using Luminescence Dating, Southern Nasca Region, Peru. Latin American Antiquity 25(4):449-461.

2013, N. Tripcevich and K.J. Vaughn (eds.), Mining and Quarrying in the Ancient Andes: Sociopolitical, Economic and Symbolic Dimensions, Springer.

2012, J. Kantner and K.J. Vaughn, Pilgrimage as Costly Signal: Religiously Motivated Cooperation in Chaco and Nasca. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 31:66-82.

2011, K.J. Vaughn, L. Dussubieux, P.R. Williams, A Pilot Compositional Analysis of Nasca Ceramics from the Kroeber Collection. Journal of Archaeological Science 38:3560-3567.​

2010, K.J. Vaughn, J. Eerkens and J. Kantner (eds.), The Evolution of Leadership: Transitions in Decision Making from Small-Scale to Middle-Range Societies, School of Advanced Research Press, Santa Fe.

2009, K.J. Vaughn, The Ancient Andean Village: Marcaya in Prehispanic Nasca. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.​

​2006, K.J. Vaughn. Craft Production, Exchange, and Political Power in the Pre-Incaic Andes. Journal of Archaeological Research 14(4):313-344.

2004, K.J. Vaughn. Households, Crafts, and Feasting in the Ancient Andes: The Village Context of Early Nasca Craft Consumption. Latin American Antiquity 15(1):61-88.