Charles S Stanish
Ph.D., Chicago 1985
(Director, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology)
Office: 309 Haines Hall or A210 Fowler Bldg.
341 Haines Hall - Box 951553
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1553
Andean anthropology, settlement archaeology, and the evolution of social complexity.
Stanish, Charles and Abigail Levine
2011 War and early state formation in the northern Titicaca Basin, Peru. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. Aug.23, 2011 v. 108 (34).
2011 Lake Titicaca. Legend, Myth and Science. Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, Los Angeles.
Stanish, C., E. de la Vega, M. Moseley, R. Williams, B. Vining, K. LaFavre
2010 Tiwanaku trade patterns in Southern Peru. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology. doi:10.1016/j.jaa.2010.09.002
Craig, N., Speakman, R.J., Popelka-Filcoff, R., Aldenderfer, M., Blanco, L.F., Vega, M.B., Glascock, M.D., Stanish, C.
2010 Macusani obsidian from southern Peru: a characterization of its elemental composition with a demonstration of its ancient use. Journal of Archaeological Science 37(3):569-567
2010 Measuring time, sacred space and social place in the Inca Empire. In The Archaeology of Measurement, edited by I. Morley and C. Renfrew, pp. 216-228. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
2010 Labor taxes, market systems and urbanization in the prehispanic Andes: A comparative perspective. In Archaeological Approaches to Market Exchange in Ancient Societies. Edited by C. Garraty and B. Stark, pp. 185-205. University of Colorado Press, Boulder.
2009 The evolution of managerial elites in intermediate societies. In The Evolution of Leadership. Transitions in decision making from small-scale to middle-range societies, edited by K. Vaughn, J. Eerkens, and J. Kanter, pp. 97-119. School of American Research, Santa Fe.
Schultze, C.A., C. Stanish, D. Scott, T. Rehren, S. Kuehner, and J. Feathers.
2009 Direct evidence of 1,900 years of indigenous silver production in the Lake Titicaca Basin of Southern Peru. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. October 13, 2009 vol. 106 no. 41 17280-17283
Joyce Marcus and Charles Stanish, editors. 2006 Agricultural Strategies. Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, Los Angeles.
Last five years
2012 National Geographic field research for Chincha, Peru.
2012 Vice Chancellor for Research Grant for work on Strontium 86/88 in Chincha, Peru.
2006-7 National Science Foundation Grant no. BCS 0621398. “Interregional trade and the development of archaic states (with Michael Moseley and Ryan Williams).
2006 NSF Grant BCS-0633074. Dissertation Improvement Grant with Coleen Donley. “Metals and Imperials Strategies of Administration in the Provinces”.
Member, National Academy of Sciences
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Lloyd Cotsen Chair of Archaeology
Senior Fellow, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library
Elizabeth Arkush, Ph.D. 2005. “Colla fortified sites: Warfare and regional power in the Late Prehispanic Titicaca Basin, Peru. Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles.
Aimée Plourde (co-chair with R. Boyd), Ph.D 2006. “Prestige goods and their role in the evolution of social ranking: a costly signaling model with data from the late formative period of the northern Lake Titicaca Basin, Peru.”
Carol Schultze, Ph.D. 2008. The Role of Silver Ore Reduction in Tiwanaku State Expansion into Puno Bay, Peru.
Ilana Johnson, Ph.D. 2009. “Urbanism and Social Organization at the Late Moche Period Site of Pampa Grande, Peru”
Amanda Cohen, Ph.D. 2010. “The Significance of Sunken Court Architecture to the Development of Sociopolitical Complexity”
Advanced to candidacy: Abigail Levine, and Colleen Donley Zori
MA candidates: Karl La Favre, Kevin Hill, Benjamin Nigra and Khristine Olshansky
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