|101. Brian R. Billman, Ph.D. |
Field School in south American Archaeology, June 25Â July 25, 2005, Moche Valley,Peru. Learn excavation, laboratory, and mapping techniques
BRIAN R. BILLMAN (Ph.D. University of California Santa Barbara, 1996, Associate Professor; Research Associate of the Research Laboratories of Archaeology).
Archaeology; Andes; Southwestern North America; Chiefdoms and states; Warfare; Settlement pattern analysis; Household archaeology; CRM. office: (919)-962-9348
firstname.lastname@example.org Visit Our Moche Iconography Web Site Research Background My research interest include the prehistory of Andean South America, evolution of complex political organizations (chiefdoms, states and empires), causes and consequences of warfare, origins of social stratification, cultural ecology, settlement pattern analysis, and the prehistory of southwestern North America. Present Research I am currently directing a multi-year interdisciplinary project in the Moche Valley in order to further investigate the organization and development of the Moche State. The goal of the Moche Origins Project (MOP) is to obtain more detailed data on social stratification, violence, highland-coastal interaction, and environmental perturbations in the Moche Valley prior to and during the formation of the Moche State. The project involves several lines of investigation including:
- The excavation of elite and commoner dwellings at pre-Moche and Moche sites. As of 1999, three field seasons of excavation have been completed and a fourth is planned for the summer of 2000.