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Archaeology Faculty

James Boone

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Professor
Undergraduate Faculty Advisor, Archaeology

Email: 
jboone@unm.edu
Phone: 
505-990-4514
Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Research:

Complex societies, evolutionary ecology; Europe, Iberian Peninsula, North Africa, Medieval Period.

Patricia L Crown

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Leslie Spier Distinguished Professor
Ceramics Analysis Lab

Email: 
pcrown@unm.edu
Phone: 
505-277-6689
Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Research:

Southwestern US Archaeology, ceramic analysis, archaeology of childhood, gender in archaeology.

Michael Graves

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Professor

Email: 
mwgraves@unm.edu
Phone: 
505-277-4524
Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Research:

Evolution of prehistoric agriculture, social organization and complexity; geospatial studies; architectural and ceramic stylistic analysis; history of archaeology; Oceania (Hawai’i, Micronesia), US Southwest.

Frances M Hayashida

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Associate Professor
Convener, Archaeology

Email: 
fmh@unm.edu
Phone: 
505-277-6692
Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Research:

States and empires, political economy, political ecology, ancient agriculture and water management in arid evironments, human impacts on the environment, craft production, beer brewing, ethnohistory, ethnoarchaeology, archaeometry; Andean South America (Peru and Chile).

Bruce Huckell

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Associate Professor
Graduate Faculty Advisor, Archaeology

Email: 
bhuckell@unm.edu
Phone: 
505-277-4491
Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Research:

Hunter-gatherer paleoecology, lithic technology, geoarchaeology, Paleoindian and Archaic periods, US Southwest and Plains.

Emily L Jones

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Associate Professor
Director, Public Archaeology Graduate Program & Graduate Faculty Advisor, Public Archaeology; Director, Zooarchaeology Lab

Email: 
elj@unm.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Research:

Human-environment interactions, zooarchaeology, evolutionary ecology; public archaeology and outreach; Paleolithic Europe, contact and early historic US Southwest.

Osbjorn Pearson

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Associate Professor

Email: 
ompear@unm.edu
Phone: 
(505) 277-4524
Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Research:

Paleoanthropology, origin of modern humans, skeletal biology, functional morphology, quantitative methods; Africa, Europe

Keith Malcom Prufer

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Professor
Director, Environmental Archaeology Lab

Email: 
kmp@unm.edu
Phone: 
Skype: 505-715-6629

Areas of Research:

Environmental archaeology, paleoecology, paleoclimate, Mesoamerica

Lawrence Straus

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Leslie Spier Distinguished Professor (Emeritus)
Editor, Journal of Anthropological Research

Email: 
lstraus@unm.edu
Phone: 
505-277-6688
Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Research:

Paleolithic prehistory, paleoanthropology, archaeology of caves, lithic analysis; Spain, Portugal, France, Belgium.

Loa P Traxler

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Assistant Professor
Director, Museum Studies Program

Email: 
lptraxler@unm.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Research:

Complex societies in the Americas, architecture and the built environment. Mesoamerica, Maya civilization. Museum studies, archaeological collections, cultural heritage and public museums.

Wirt Wills

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Professor
Director, Chaco Canyon Archaeological Research Lab

Email: 
wwills@unm.edu
Phone: 
505-277-5005
Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Research:

Foraging and early farming societies, economic organization, religion and emergent social complexity, 19th-century Spanish colonial archaeology; US Southwest.