Professor (Ph.D., Yale University, 1968)
Professor Emerita, Occidental College
BREECE, LAUREL ANNE HARRISON
(Ph.D., UCLA, 1997)
Associate Professor, Long Beach City College
Research Interests: Terrestrial Archaeology: Cultural Resource Management & Historic Preservation Program (in development) & Maritime Archaeology and Underwater Robotics Program (in development).
BROWN, SUSANNA SHELBY
Assistant Professor (Ph.D., Indiana University, 1996)
Chair of History, Archaeology and Latin teacher, Archer School for Girls
Research Interests: Institutionalized violence, gender studies, Italy, North Africa
BUCCELLATI, MARILYN KELLY
Professor (Ph.D., University of Chicago, Oriental Institute, 1974)
Professor Emeritus, Department of Art, California State University Los Angeles
Research Interests: Kelly-Buccellati continues as the director of the Urkesh/Mozan excavations in Syria. In the field she is responsible for overseeing the processing and recording of all the objects and the ceramics from the excavations and completing the documentation before the most important objects are sent to the museum. She also records seals and seal impressions and supervises the recording of all the whole vessels and sherds from the excavations. As part of the research and publications of the project she is continuing to prepare a major volume on the third millennium ceramics. This volume will discuss the chronology of the excavated ceramics, with a major focus on functional analysis. Most recently, she has started a project with Giacomo Chiari of the Getty Conservation Institute on the analysis of clay inclusions.
Assistant Professor (Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2007)
Adjunct Lecturer, Loyola Marymount University
CONNELL, SAMUEL VIVIAN
Assistant Professor (Ph.D., UCLA, 2000)
Professor, Foothill College
Research Interests: Complex societies in Latin America focusing on regional integration in eastern Mesoamerica and the northern Andes. Set to start a new research project in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam.
(Ph.D., UCLA, 1996)
Associate Professor , Chinese Art & Archaeology, Rhode Island School of Design
Research Interests: Chinese archaeology, archaeology and religion, the Kingdom of Chu, origins of Chinese writing, prehistoric rock art, east and west contacts, Jesuits in China.
DOONAN, OWEN PATRICK
ELSTER, ERNESTINE S
Assistant Professor (Ph.D. UCLA, 1977)
Research Interests: Society, settlement, and prehistoric technology; Greece and the Balkans. <strong><a href="http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/ioa/scaloria/Project_Overview.html">Grotta Scaloria Project</a></strong>
Professor (Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1987)
Associate Professor, Dept. of Anthropology, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Research Interests: Historical Anthropology of Latin America; Ethnohistory; Mesoamerican Prehistory; Historical Archaeology; Ethnobotany; Historical Demography; Economic Anthropology; Ethnoecology; History of Native America
(Ph.D., Lund University, Sweden, 2008)
Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar, UCLA/Getty Conservation Program
Research Interests: Non-invasive multispectral imaging and spectroscopic techniques for documentation, monitoring and diagnosis of movable and immovable objects
HARDIN, MARGARET ANN
Assistant Professor ()
(Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2006)
Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow
Research Interests: Long-term social change from the beginnings of agriculture through the rise and decline of ancient states across Southern Arabia and the Horn of Africa (Ethiopia, Yemen, Oman), Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping, satellite remote sensing, ethnoarchaeology, ancient irrigation.
LYONS, CLAIRE LOUISE
Assistant Professor (Ph.D. Bryn Mawr College, 1983)
Curator of Antiquities, J. Paul Getty Museum
Research Interests: Classical archaeology, social history, visual culture, Greek vase-painting, colonialism
MOORE, JERRY DENNIS
Assistant Professor (Ph.D., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 1995)
Research Interests: Aegean and Mediterranean prehistory, early Greek history; pottery and ceramic technology; adornment; symbolism, ritual and iconography; gender issues and women's studies; history and politics of archaeology
ORELLANA, SANDRA L.
Professor (Ph.D. UCLA 1976)
Professor of Anthropology, Cal State Dominguez Hills
Research Interests: Egypt and the Maya area of Chiapas and Guatemala, ethnohistory of Highlands and Pacific Coast Guatemala, ancient Maya costume, art history
PAK, YANGJIN PETER
(Ph.D., Harvard University, 1995)
Visiting Researcher (2008-9) and Professor, Department of Archaeology, Chungnam National University, Republic of Korea
Research Interests: Northeast Asian archaeology
Assistant Professor ()
(Ph.D., Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1990)
Visiting Scholar (Winter 2009) and Professor, Department of Archaeology, Haifa University
Research Interests: In his capacity as a Senior Archaeologist with the Israel Antiquities Authority, together with Eli Shukron, he has co-directed excavations in the oldest part of Jerusalem, known as the City of David, since 1995. He has published numerous articles on Second Temple Period archaeology in Jerusalem and Israel, and is also known for his co-edited volume on The Architecture of Ancient Israel. During Winter 2009 he will be presenting a series of four public lectures on Recent Advancements in the Archaeology of Jerusalem.
SCHOENFELDER, JOHN WALTER
Assistant Professor (Ph.D. UCLA, 2003)
Research Interests: Indo-Pacific pre- and protohistory, complex adaptive systems, causality in social change, ethnohistory, complex heterogeneity, agricultural technology, sources of legitimacy, and functions of religion and cosmology.
SHEPARD, RITA STUART
Assistant Professor (Ph.D. UCLA, 1997)
Research Interests: Culture change in nineteenth-century Alaska, social interactions and culture exchange evidenced in archaeological records, Eskimo/Indian interactions and trade networks, impact of Russians and Americans on Alaskan native peoples, gender in pre-contact and contact-era Alaskan communities
Assistant Professor (Ph.D., UCLA, 1995)
TAYLOR, R. E.
Professor (Ph.D., Anthropology, UCLA, 1970)
Professor Emeritus, University of California, Riverside; Visiting Scientist, Keck Carbon Cycle Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Laboratory, Department of Earth System Science, University of California, Irvine
Research Interests: Archaeometry; Radiocarbon dating; Peopling of the New World; Western North America, Mesoamerica