material culture, history, time

The department has unique strengths in the fields of Mesoamerican (Stanton, Taube, Tsukamoto), Andean (Becker), and Southwestern (Taube) archaeology; ceramic technologies (Stanton, Tsukamoto); evolution, fossil records, and material artifacts (Becker, Lee); critical and historical ethnography (Fay, Gailey, Jerry, Nah, Nida, Ossman, Schwenkel); commodities and their circulation (Nah, Schwenkel, Tsukamoto); colonialism and postcolonialism (Becker, Gailey, Jerry, Nah, Ossman); imperialism and empire (Becker, Nah, Schwenkel); cultures of capitalism and state formation (Becker, Gailey, Jerry, Nah, Stanton, Tsukamoto).