Archaeology

Stephen Acabado

Associate Professor

Research Interests:

Historical ecology, landscape archaeology, agricultural systems, settlement patterns, emergent complexity, indigenous peoples; Southeast Asia, Philippines, Guam, Micronesia

Subfield:

Archaeology

Contact Information

Email: acabado@anthro.ucla.edu
Office: 370 Haines Hall
Phone: 310-825-9359

Research Interests:

Paleoanthropology, simulation modeling, carnivore ecology, hunter-gatherers, stone technology, evolutionary theory; China; Mongolia; Tibet

Subfield:

Archaeology

Contact Information

Email: branting@ucla.edu
Office: 368 Haines Hall
Phone: 310-267-4251

Justin P. Dunnavant

Assistant Professor

Research Interests:

Historical Archaeology of Africa and the African Diaspora, Atlantic and Indian Ocean Slave Trade, Oral History, Community-Based Archaeology, Maritime Archaeology, Black Geographies

Subfield:

Archaeology

Contact Information

Email: jdunnavant@anthro.ucla.edu
Office: 387 Haines Hall
Phone: 310-206-7899

Richard Lesure

Professor, Marilyn Beaudry-Corbett Endowed Chair in Mesoamerican Archaeology

Research Interests:

Archaeology of early village societies; sociopolitical dynamics and the origin of social inequality; Mesoamerica

Subfield:

Archaeology

Contact Information

Email: lesure@ucla.edu
Office: 324B Haines Hall
Phone: 310-825-4614

Li Min

Associate Professor

Research Interests:

Social archaeology and cultural history of continental East Asia focusing on emergence early civilizations in Neolithic and Bronze Age China. Historical anthropology, material culture, and conceptions of the past in early modern China. Landscape archaeology, integrating systematic survey, analysis of archaeological ceramics, remote sensing imagery, traditional studies of stone inscriptions and numismatics

Subfield:

Archaeology

Contact Information

Email: limin@humnet.ucla.edu
Office: 304 Haines Hall
Phone: 310-267-4588

Gregson Schachner

Associate Professor

Research Interests:

North American archaeology; population movement; origins of villages and leadership in agricultural societies; settlement systems and analysis; ceramic analysis; social context of archaeological practice; American Southwest

Subfield:

Archaeology

Contact Information

Email: gschachner@anthro.ucla.edu
Office: 302 Haines Hall
Phone: 310-825-5302

Monica L. Smith

Professor, Navin and Pratima Doshi Chair in Indian Studies

Research Interests:

Urbanism, economic networks, consumption and material culture, anthropology of food, comparative historical archaeology; South Asia, Mediterranean, Southwestern U.S.

Subfield:

Archaeology

Contact Information

Email: smith@anthro.ucla.edu
Office: 329B Haines Hall
Phone: 310-794-9179