I specialize in the archaeology of coastal Ecuador, particularly in the ceramic technology of pre-Columbian peoples. My research has spanned the Formative (4400-1400 BC) through the Integration Periods (800-1532 AD). I am interested in the development of social complexity and regional identities on the coast from the introduction of agriculture to Conquest, in both a local perspective and comparatively to the cultural manifestations in the central Andes.

Projects and Interests

Late Valdivia Communities

Anthropology Digital Visualization Laboratory

Virtual Valdivia & Open Access Data


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