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Elizabeth Barber

Ph.D., Yale University, 1968

Fax: 310-206-4723
E-mail: barber@oxy.edu

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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Professor Emerita, Occidental College

Research Summary

Research interests include the interfaces between archaeology and linguistics, cognitive archaeology (archaeology of brain and language; evolution of myth, ritual, dance, writing, dress and other modes of transmitting information), the origin and development of textiles and dress in western Eurasia, and archaeological decipherment. Latest book concerns application of cognitive studies to how the human brain constructs mythology.

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