- Areas of Interest
- Awards & Honors
- Professional Affiliations
Engagement through application of skills and knowledge, problem solving barriers to knowledge and action. Exploring the same topic or discipline from different perspectives. Building skills collaboratively to make conversations move rather than remaining unconnected and atomized, composed of individual, often unexamined, opinions.
Critical thinking through advanced reading and writing skills, unpacking arguments, preparing for seminar discussions, owning your knowledge. Building confidence by interrogating primary texts without secondary texts (until later).
- Activist Anthropology
- Constructing Latin America: Identity and Society
- Senior Seminar in Anthropological Method and Theory
- Dust, Pots, and Empires: How to do Archaeology
- Fiber Technologies of South America
- Public Archaeology Field and Laboratory Methods
Museum Studies and Training
Ph.D., Anthropology, Binghamton University 2002 Thesis: The Importance of Being Atacameño: Mortuary Ceramics and Political Identity in Northern Chile.
Master’s (Pass with High Distinction), Anthropology, Binghamton University 1997 Thesis: Habitational Analysis and Cultural Contact at Coyo Aldea, Northern Chile: The Surface Deposits.
Bachelor of Science (with Honors), Anthropology and Geography, Trent University, Canada 1993 Thesis: Local versus Scientific Knowledge in the Classification of Soils (La Ligua, Chile).
Torres-Rouff, C., K. Knudson, E.M. Stovel. “Considering Power and the Display of Exotica: Northern Chile’s Larache cemetery and Tiwanaku”. Submitted to Journal of Anthropological Archaeology.
Stovel, E.M. and E. Echenique. “Polished Household Finewares from San Pedro de Atacama, Chile: Reflections on Shape and Color”. Submitted to Chungará, Revista de Anthropolgía Chilena, special edition edited by E.M. Stovel and B. Cremonte
- Stovel, E.M.. “Prehistoric Atacameño Ceramic Styles and Chronology Reassessed”. Accepted to Chungara Revista de Anthropologia Chilena.
- Stovel, E.M., B. Cremonte, and E. Echenique. “Petrography and PXRF at San Pedro de Atacama, Northern Chile: Exploring Ancient Ceramic Production”. To appear in Integrative Approaches in Ceramic Petrography, edited by Mary Ownby, Maria Masucci, and Isabelle Druc, University of Utah Press.
- Stovel, E.M., and M.A. Deibel. “San Pedro de Atacama, Northern Chile: The domestic ceramics of the Late Formative and Middle Period”. Southern Andes Iconographic Series volume edited by William Isbell.
- Stovel, E.M., W.T. Whitehead, M.A. Deibel, M. Uribe “Relaciones cerámicas y sociales entre San Pedro de Atacama y el Loa Superior durante el periodo intermedio tardío a través del análisis de fluorescencia de rayos-x portátil”. Accepted to Estudios Atacameños.
Funari, P. P., A. Zarankin, and E.M. Stovel (eds.) 2005 Global Archaeological Theory: Contextual Voices and Contemporary Thoughts. Springer, New York.
Articles and Book Chapters
- Stovel, E.M. 2013 “Concepts of Ethnicity and Culture in Andean Archaeology”. Latin American Antiquity 24(1): 3-22.
- Funari, P. P., A. Zarankin, Stovel E.M. 2009 “South American Archaeology”. In The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology, edited by B. Cunliffe, C. Gosden, R. A. Joyce, pp. 958-1000. Oxford University Press.
- Stovel, E.M. 2008 “Students as Subjects and Scholars: QualQuant Tools in the Classroom”.Practicing Anthropology. 30 (1) :31-35.
- Stovel, E.M. 2008 “Interaction and Social Fields in San Pedro de Atacama, Northern Chile”. In Handbook of South American Archaeology, edited by H. Silverman and W. H. Isbell, pp.979-1004. Springer, New York.
- Stovel, E.M. 2005 “The Archaeology of Identity Construction: Ceramic Evidence from Northern Chile”. In Global Archaeological Theory: Contextual Voices and Contemporary Thoughts, edited by P. P. Funari, A. Zarankin, and E. Stovel, pp. 145-166. Springer, New York.
- Funari, P. P., A. Zarankin, E. Stovel 2005 “Global Archaeological Theory: Introduction”. In Global Archaeological Theory: Contextual Voices and Contemporary Thoughts, edited by P. P. Funari, A.Zarankin, and E. Stovel, pp. 1-10. Springer, New York.
- Stovel, E.M.2001 “Patterns Funeral in San Pedro de Atacama: Evidence from Tiwanaku mortuary?” Boletín de Arqueología PUCP 5: 375-396.
Papers at Academic Conferences
(last five years)
78th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Anthropology, Honolulu, HI
Paper: Data Counterpoint: Comparing Chemical Profiles of Tiwanaku Vessels
Paper with Dr. Deibel (Earlham College) and Dr. Whitehead (UW-Fond du Lac): Changes in Mortuary Ceramics and Ritual between the Middle and Late Intermediate Periods (A.D. 500-1450): Using pXRF in Northern Chile
Paper with Dr. Torres-Rouff(UC-Merced) and Dr. Knudson (Arizona): —Integrative Analyses of the Larache Cemetery, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile: Combining Bioarchaeology, Biogeochemistry, and Mortuary Archaeology
PittCon 2013, Philadelphia, PA
Poster presented with Dr. Corinne Deibel (Earlham College), Dr. Michael Deibel (Earlham College), Dr. Whitehead (UW-FdL), and students Justin Broach and Jiqiao Shi (Earlham College): PXRF Differentiation of Ancient Obsidian Projectile Points from Northern Chile.
41st Midwest Conference on Andean and Amazonian Archaeology and Ethnohistory, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Illinois
Paper with Drs. Michael Deibel and Corinne Deibel (Earlham College): Chemical comparisons of possible llipta containers in northern Chilean graves
52nd Annual Meeting of the Institute of Andean Studies, Berkeley, CA
Paper: So who happened what?: Prehistoric Atacameño Ceramic Styles and Chronology Reassessed.
54th International Congress of Americanists, Vienna, Austria
Paper with Dr. Beatriz Cremonte (UNJujuy): Distinciones de producción y significado en la ceramic negra pulida de San Pedro de Atacama (Chile).
19th National Congress of Chilean Archaeology
Coordinated Symposium on Ceramics with Dr. Beatriz Cremonte
Paper with Ester Echenique: De la descripción a la interpretación: una retrospectiveade la ceramic de San Pedro de Atacama.
77th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Anthropology, Memphis TN, USA
Paper with Dr. C. Torres-Rouff.: Exploring the Expression of People vs. Pots in the Late Intermediate Period (c. AD 1000- 1500) Chilean Atacama Desert
3rd Latin American Conference on Archaeometry, Arica, Chile
Coordinated Symposium on Ceramics with Guillermo de La Fuente
Poster with Dr. Deibel (Earlham College) and Dr. Whitehead (Ripon College): La producción cerámica en San Pedro de Atacama y el Alto Loa.
76th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Sacramento, USA.
Paper: “pXRF on the South-Central Andean Ceramic Collections at the Field Museum in Chicago.”
75th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, St. Louis, USA.
Poster: “Looking Closely at One in the Face of Many: Characterizing San Pedro de Atacama Ceramics.”
74th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Atlanta, USA.
Poster presented with William Whitehead, Jonathan Palecek, and Lucy Burgchardt: “A Database of South American Ceramics: Phase Two.”
Paper presented with Dr. Deibel (Earlham College): “Characterizing Ceramics from Northern Chile using Portable X-Ray Fluorescence.”
Areas of Interest
- South American interaction studies, cultural classification, mortuary and household analysis, mobility models, ceramic analysis.
- Problems with the archaeological definition of identity and interregional contact; issues of archaeology and nationalism, use of the past in modern identities.
- Public archaeology programs with elementary and high school students.
- The use of statistical methods in critical archaeology
RESEARCH (last five years)
- Research with pXRF, AMNH NMNH, NMAI Washington DC: 2012-2013
- pXRF analysis, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile: 2011-2012
- Analysis with Raman and FTIR, Earlham College: 2011
- Analysis with portable X-ray fluorescence and portable Raman, IIAM-UCN: 2011
- Analysis with portable X-ray fluorescence, Field Museum, Chicago: 2009
- Laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry, Field Museum, Chicago: 2008
SERVICE (last five years)
- Member, Board, Little White Schoolhouse Museum, Ripon , WI: 2013-present
- Member, Faculty Advisory Committee: 2012-present
- Coordinator: Museum Studies Minor: 2008 – present
- Member, Organizing Committee, 3rd Latin American Archaeometry Conference: 2010-2011
- Member, Committee to advise ACM Latin American Studies programs: 2005-2010
PUBLIC TALKS AND EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH (last five years)
- Ceramic workshop with students from PS 26, IIAM-UCN, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile: 2011
- Ceramic workshop with students from rural schools in Camar and Talabre, IIAM-UCN, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile: 2011
- Public roundtable with local ceramicists, IIAM-UCN, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile: 2010
Awards & Honors
- Wenner Gren South-Central Andean Ceramics Workshop, 2013
- VRIDT Research Development Funds, Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile, 2011
- FACE Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) Enhancing Scholarly Agendas, 2007
- FACE II ACM Fostering and Enhancing Collaboration 2009
- Ripon College Colleague Development Grant 2006, 2008
- Ripon College Curriculum Development Grant 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008
- Ripon College Scholarly / Artistic Grant 2003, 2006 to 2010
- Ripon College Trustees’ Grant 2009
- Society for American Archaeology, member
- Member of editorial board of Chungará, Revista de Antropología Chilena
- Research associate of Instituto de Investigación Arqueológica y Museo Gustavo Le Paige, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
- Research associate of Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago