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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


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


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


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


 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.