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R. Alan Covey

Professor |
(512) 232-2084 |
RLP 4.406

Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Interests: Archaeology, ethnohistory, Andes, Inca empire, early Colonial Peru, archaeological theory

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Darrell G. Creel

Professor Emeritus; Former Director of Texas Archaeological Research Laboratory (TARL)

Education: Ph.D., University of Arizona

Interests: Archeology; Texas, Plains, Southwest, Southeast U.S.

Alison Damick

Postdoctoral Fellow

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James R. Denbow

Professor Emeritus

Education: Ph.D., Indiana University

Interests: Archaeology, ethnoarchaeology, rock art; Later Stone Age and Iron Age studies in Southern and Central Africa

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Maria Franklin

Associate Professor |
(512) 471-8513 |
WCP 4.150

Education: Ph.D., Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley

Interests: Historical archaeology, archaeological theory, African Diaspora studies, race and gender, feminist theory

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Thomas Garrison

Faculty |

Education: Ph.D., Harvard University

Thomas R. Hester

Professor Emeritus

Education: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Interests: Archaeology, prehistoric technology, lithics, hunter-gatherers; North America, Mesoamerica

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Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Ibarrola

Assistant Professor |
(512) 471-0052 |
WCP 5.142

Education: Ph.D., University of Florida

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James A. Neely

Professor Emeritus

Education: Ph.D., University of Arizona

Interests: Archaeology of the Middle East, Mesoamerica, and the American Southwest, with a focus on prehistoric and early historic agricultural strategies, agricultural intensification, as well as water management and technology.

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Enrique R. Rodríguez-Alegría

Professor |
(512) 471-0786 |
WCP 4.144

Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago

Interests: archaeology, history, ethnohistory, Mesoamerica, the Spanish empire in Latin America, Mexico, Puerto Rico, archaeometry (INAA and LA-ICP-MS), colonialism, religious conversion, food

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Arlene Rosen

(on leave)
Professor |
(512) 232-2081 |
RLP 4.402

Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago

Interests: Environmental archaeology, Prehistory of the Near East and China, origins of agriculture, climate change and society, phytoliths, geoarchaeology.

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Fred Valdez, Jr.

Professor |
(512) 471-0060 |
WCP 4.162

Education: Ph.D., Harvard University

Interests: Archaeology, ceramic technology; Texas, Mesoamerica

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Mariah D. Wade

Associate Professor |
(512) 232-4876 |
WCP 4.146

Education: Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Archaeology and ethnohistory of North America, colonial and post-colonial American Southwest, Iberian Bronze and Iron Ages and Roman Period; Portugal, North America

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Samuel M. Wilson

Professor Emeritus

Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago

Interests: Archaeology, ethnohistory; Caribbean, US Southeast