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Dr. Matthew Chamberlin

Assistant Professor and Faculty Advisor, Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies

Office Location: Maury 118 
Phone: (540) 568-5218
E-mail: chambema (at) jmu (dot) edu

Education:

B.A., Mary Washington College
M.A., Binghamton University
Ph.D., Arizona State University

Teaching:

ANTH 325: "Aztec, Maya, and their Predecessors"

ANTH 197: "Archaeology"

ANTH 395: "Buried Cities and Lost Tribes: the Rise and Fall of Early Human Societies"

IDLS 400 Seminar in Liberal Studies: Interdisciplinary Considerations of American Indians

Research:

Archaeology and ethnography of the American Southwest, origins of complexity, Pueblo religion, architecture and space, symbolic power

Summer Field Programs:

Co-director of JMU’s archaeological field school in the Southwest (ANTH 494c), in the Salinas Pueblo Province, New Mexico

Publications:

 2012 "Plazas, Performance, and Symbolic Power in Ancestral Pueblo Religion". In Religious Transformation in the Late Pre-Historic Pueblo World, edited by Scott Van Keuren and Donna Glowacki, pp. 130-152. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.

2006 "Symbolic Conflict and the Spatiality of Traditions in Small-scale Societies" Cambridge Archaeological Journal 16:1.