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Hans Barnard


Medical degree, Leiden University (the Netherlands), 1990; PhD (Archaeology), Leiden University (the Netherlands), 2008.

Office: A331 Fowler Museum
Phone: (310) 267-5550
Fax: (310) 206-4723
E-mail: wendrich@barnard.nl

Mailing Address:

Cotsen Institute of Archaeology
308 Charles E Young Dr. North
A210 Fowler Building/Box 951510
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1510

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UCLA Appointments

Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures; Cotsen Institute of Archaeology

Research Interests

Hans Barnard MD PhD is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures as well as Assistant Researcher at the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology. As an archaeological surveyor, photographer and ceramic analyst he has worked on sites in Armenia, Chile, Egypt, Iceland, Panama, Peru, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen. He is currently involved in a project studying the interaction of the Tiwanaku and Wari polities with the local population in Vitor Valley (Peru) and a research project into the agricultural development over time in the Fayum Oasis (Egypt).

With K. Duistermaat he has published "The History of the Peoples of the Eastern Desert," (Los Angeles, 2012); with W.Z. Wendrich, "The Archaeology of Mobility: Old World and New World Nomadism," (Los Angeles, 2008); with J.W. Eerkens, "Theory and Practice of Archaeological Residue Analysis," (Oxford, 2007); and with W.Z. Wendrich and R.M. Bridgman, "Report of the Baynun Mapping Project," (Leiden and Cairo, 1999).

Selected Publications

H. Barnard and K. Duistermaat (2012), The History of the Peoples of the Eastern Desert. Los Angeles (Cotsen Institute of Archaeology), ISBN 978-1-9317-45970.

H. Barnard, A.N. Dooley, G. Areshian, B. Gasparyan and K.F. Faull (2011), "Chemical evidence for wine production around 4000 BCE in the Late Chalcolithic Near Eastern highlands," Journal of Archaeological Science 38: pp. 977-984.

H. Barnard (2008), Eastern Desert Ware: Traces of the Inhabitants of the Eastern Deserts in Egypt and Sudan During the 4th-6th Centuries CE, British Archaeological Reports International Series 1824. Oxford (Archaeopress), ISBN 978-1-4073-0310-9.

H. Barnard and W.Z. Wendrich (2008), Archaeology of Mobility: Old World and New World Nomadism. Los Angeles (Cotsen Institute of Archaeology), ISBN 1-9317-45501.

H. Barnard, S.A. Ambrose, D.E. Beehr, M.F. Forster, R.E. Lanehart, M.E. Malainey, R.E. Parr, M. Rider, C. Solazzo and R.M. Yohe (2007), "Mixed results of seven methods for organic residue analysis applied to one vessel with the residue of a known foodstuff," Journal of Archaeological Science 34: pp. 28-37.

H. Barnard and J.W. Eerkens (2007), Theory and Practice of Archaeological Residue Analysis, British Archaeological Reports International Series 1650. Oxford (Archaeopress), ISBN 978-1-4073-0084-9.

H. Barnard (2006), "Eastern Desert Ware from Marsa Nakari and Wadi Sikait," Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 42: pp. 131-146.

H. Barnard and A.A. Magid (2006), "Eastern Desert Ware from Tabot (Sudan): More links to the North," Archéologie du Nil Moyen 10: pp. 15-34.

A. Wilkins, H. Barnard and P.J. Rose (2006), "Roman artillery balls from Qasr Ibrim," Egypt, Sudan & Nubia 10: pp. 64-78.

H. Barnard, A.N. Dooley and K.F. Faull (2005), "New data on the Eastern Desert Ware from Sayala (Lower Nubia) in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna," Ägypten und Levante 15: pp. 49-64.

S.E. Sidebotham, H. Barnard and G. Pyke (2002), "Five enigmatic late Roman settlements in the Eastern Desert," Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 88: pp. 187-225.

S.E. Sidebotham, H. Barnard, J.A. Harrell and R.S. Tomber (2001), "The Roman quarry and installations in Wadi Umm Wikala and Wadi Semna," Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 87: pp. 135-70.

W.Z. Wendrich, H. Barnard and R.M. Bridgman (1999), Report of the Baynun Mapping Project, Yemen 1998. Leiden (CNWS) and Cairo (NVIC), ISBN 90-5789-34-8.

H. Barnard, E.J. Dreef and J.H.J.M. van Krieken (1990), "The ruptured spleen: A histological, morphometrical and immunohistochemical study," Histology and Histopathology 5: pp. 299-304.

Grad Students

Courses offered:

THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF MOBILITY: Like any other group, mobile peoples--be they refugees, pastoral nomads or traveling traders and crafts persons--produce, use and discard a distinct material culture. This can include functional and ceremonial objects, art or architecture. In recent years several studies have appeared on the archaeology of mobile people, two of which edited by the instructor. During this graduate seminar students critically read and evaluate a selection of these volumes, prepare short presentations and partake in guided discussions. All lectures and readings are available to enrolled students through the class’s website. Grading is based on participation in class.
CERAMIC ANALYSIS: Sherds of ceramic vessels are among the most numerous and most durable finds at almost every archaeological sites. They have been used to determine the function, date range and long-distance contacts of these sites, as well as the level of technology, diet and social stratification of their inhabitants. The methods and techniques that are used to study archaeological ceramics range from sorting, counting and weighing to microscopic petrological analysis, mass-spectrometric chemical fingerprinting and biochemical residue analysis. When firmly embedded in an archaeological or anthropological research project, ceramic analysis can provide detailed answers to specific research questions. This class is designed to introduce students to ceramic analysis through lectures, readings, discussions and practical exercises. The subject matter is relevant for graduate students Archaeology as well as undergraduate and graduate students Anthropology. All lectures and readings, except the required textbook, are available to enrolled students through the class’s website. Grading is based on participation and a final exam comprising short essay questions. Graduate students are furthermore expected to prepare two short presentations and papers on selected subjects.

Textbook (required): P.M. Rice (2006), "Pottery Analysis: A Sourcebook," Chicago, University of Chicago Press (selected readings).
SCIENCE IN ARCHAEOLOGY: This class is designed to use archaeological research as paradigm in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education during ten weeks of lectures, discussion and assignments. Archaeology is a multi-disciplinary field of study, combining its own research methods and technologies with elements from geology, history, ethnography, geography, material science, statistics, biology, biochemistry, medicine, and others. In an undergraduate learning environment, the problem-based approach of archaeological projects instantly leads to the necessity of STEM-based skills; skills that will be consolidated as they feed directly into an intellectual framework. The instant practical application of mathematics during surveying, geology during ceramic analysis or geophysical research, biochemistry during archaeological residue analysis, or biology during zooarchaeological or paleoethnobotanical studies offers a point of departure for instructors as well as motivation to students. The appeal of archaeology can be used to introduce STEM subjects to undergraduate students, including those not directly pursuing a career in anthropology or archaeology, and at the same time show the relevance of these skills. Each week all students do two on-line assignments. One comprises a dozen multiple-choice questions about the readings, the second comprises an activity which is reported upon in writing and in class. All material shown in class, the assignments and the readings--except the textbook--are available to enrolled students through the class’s website.

Texbook (required): C. Renfrew and P. Bahn (2012), "Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice," London, Thames and Hudson (selected readings).
CONTEMPORARY MASS SPECTROMETRIC METHODS FOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH (together with Dr Kym F. Faull, Pasarow Mass Spectrometry Laboratory): This course aims to provide students with a basic understanding of the methods and techniques used in the field of archaeological organic residue analysis by mass spectrometry; primarily to appreciate and evaluate the results of their use by others who have embedded them in their scholarly publications or theoretical models. The two instructors are an archaeologist with an interest in mass spectrometry (Barnard) and an analytical biochemist with an interest in archaeology (Faull) who have co-authored several articles on the subject of archaeological organic residue analysis. The course includes lectures, discussions and laboratory exercises designed for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in the Humanities and the Social Sciences with an archaeological interest. Prior knowledge of mass spectrometry or laboratory techniques is not essential. Students complete the course with a small independent research project. All lectures and readings are available to enrolled students through the class’s website. Grading is based on participation--in class and the laboratory--and the presentation of the research project.

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