Faculty

Department of Anthropology

Areas of Interest:

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


Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (NELC)
Department of Anthropology

Areas of Interest:

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


Department of Art History

Areas of Interest:

India and Southeast Asia


Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (NELC)

Areas of Interest:

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


Department of Germanic Languages

Areas of Interest:

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


Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (NELC)

Areas of Interest:

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


Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (NELC)

Areas of Interest:

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


Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (NELC)

Areas of Interest:

Egyptology


Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (NELC)

Areas of Interest:

Assyriology and Sumerology


Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior; Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences
Department of Architecture and Urban Design

Areas of Interest:

Architectural history


Conservation Program

Areas of Interest:

Archaeological and conservation science of stone and ceramics; non-invasive and portable spectroscopy; weathering mechanisms; sourcing and provenance; ancient Khmer material culture


Department of Art History

Areas of Interest:

Trained in art history and religious studies, research interests focus on the intersection of ritual and art, particularly monumental painting.


Department of Materials Science and Engineering; Chair, Conservation Program

Areas of Interest:

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


Department of Anthropology

Areas of Interest:

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


Department of Anthropology; Department of Asian Languages and Cultures

Areas of Interest:

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


Department of Classics

Areas of Interest:

Roman art and archaeology, the archaeology of non-elites, the archaeology of gender, Latin epigraphy, and historical and Roman slavery


Department of Classics

Areas of Interest:

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


Department of Art History

Areas of Interest:

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



Department of Classics

Areas of Interest:

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


Department of Information Studies; Conservation Program

Areas of Interest:

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


Department of Anthropology

Areas of Interest:

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


Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (NELC)

Areas of Interest:

Biblical Studies and Northwest Semitic Languages


Department of Art History; Conservation Program

Areas of Interest:

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


Department of Anthropology

Areas of Interest:

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


Department of Anthropology; Director, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology

Areas of Interest:

Andean anthropology; settlement archaeology; evolution of social complexity


Department of Art History

Areas of Interest:

Dell Upton studies the history of architecture, cities, and material culture.


Department of Art History and Associate Director, Cotsen Institute

Areas of Interest:

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


Department of Anthropology; Director of the Zooarchaeology Lab

Areas of Interest:

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


Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (NELC)

Areas of Interest:

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