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Joyce, Arthur A Professor

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Research

research overview

  • My research focuses on the pre-Columbian peoples of Mesoamerica particularly surrounding issues of power, political dynamics, religion, interregional interaction, warfare, and landscape. Since 1986, I have conducted interdisciplinary archaeological and paleoenvironmental research in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. I use theories of practice, power, and materiality to examine sociopolitical change in ancient Oaxaca. I also investigate the 4000 year history of human impact on the environment along the Río Verde drainage basin of Oaxaca. My field research includes archaeological excavation and survey in the lower Río Verde Valley along the Pacific coast as well as archaeological, geological and paleoecological research in the Nochixtlan and Oaxaca Valleys in the highlands.

keywords

  • Mesoamerican archaeology, archaeology of Oaxaca, archaeological method and theory, social theory in archaeology, political change, religion, materiality, geoarchaeology, landscape archaeology, ceramic analysis, exchange and interaction, human impact on the environment

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • ANTH 4020 Explorations in Anthropology (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 4840 Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 4910 Teaching Anthropology (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 4930 Anthropology Internship (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 5020 Explorations in Anthropology (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 5840 Guided Study (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 5930 Anthropology Internship (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 6940 Master's Candidate for Degree (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 7840 Independent Research (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 1190 Origins of Ancient Civilizations (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 4220 From Olmec to Aztec: The Archaeology of Mexico (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 4840 Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 4910 Teaching Anthropology (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 4930 Anthropology Internship (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 5220 From Olmec to Aztec: The Archaeology of Mexico (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 5840 Guided Study (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 5930 Anthropology Internship (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 6940 Master's Candidate for Degree (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 6950 Master's Thesis (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 7840 Independent Research (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 4840 Independent Study (Summer 2018)
  • ANTH 4910 Teaching Anthropology (Summer 2018)
  • ANTH 5840 Guided Study (Summer 2018)
  • ANTH 5930 Anthropology Internship (Summer 2018)
  • ANTH 6940 Master's Candidate for Degree (Summer 2018)
  • ANTH 6950 Master's Thesis (Summer 2018)
  • ANTH 7840 Independent Research (Summer 2018)
  • ANTH 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Summer 2018)
  • ANTH 4840 Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 4910 Teaching Anthropology (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 4930 Anthropology Internship (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 5345 Archaeological Theory (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 5840 Guided Study (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 5930 Anthropology Internship (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 6940 Master's Candidate for Degree (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 7840 Independent Research (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018)

Background

awards and honors

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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