Associate Professor of Anthropology, Chair of Anthropology Department
Office: East 303
- Basic Information
- Awards & Honors
- Areas of Interest
- Professional Affiliations
- 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)
Awards & Honors
- Wenner Gren South-Central Andean Ceramics Workshop, 2013
- Olympus Innov-X Academic Grant Award, 2012
- The Meemic Foundation for the Future of Education Grant, 2012
- VRIDT Research Development Funds, Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile, 2011
- FACE II ACM Fostering and Enhancing Collaboration, 2009
- FACE Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) Enhancing Scholarly Agendas, 2007
- 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
- Stovel, E.M. and B.M. Cremonte (eds.) in press “Special Volume on South-Central Ceramics, Proceedings of the Symposium “Interactuemos también nosotros” at the National Conference on Chilean Archaeology, October 8-12, 2012, Arica, Chile. To appear in Chungará Revista de Anthropología Chilena.
- Stovel, E.M. and G. De La Fuente (eds.) in press “Vessels Explored: Applying Archaeometry to South American Ceramics and their Production. Proceedings of the Ceramics Symposium at the III Conference on Latin American Archaeometry, November 11-16, 2011, Arica, Chile.” BAR International (Archaeopress).
- Stovel, E.M., and M.A. Deibel in press 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. Cotsen.
- Stovel, E.M. and E. Echenique in press Polished Household Finewares from San Pedro de Atacama, Chile: Reflections on Shape and Color. Chungara Revista de Anthropolgía Chilena
- Stovel, E.M., B. Cremonte, and E. Echenique in press Petrography and PXRF at San Pedro de Atacama, Northern Chile: Exploring Ancient Ceramic Production. In Integrative Approaches in Ceramic Petrography, edited by Mary Ownby, Maria Masucci, and Isabelle Druc, University of Utah Press.
- Stovel, E. M., W.T. Whitehead, M.A. Deibel, M. Uribe 2013 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. Estudios Atacameños 46: 47-60.
- Stovel, E. M. 2013 Prehistoric Atacameño Ceramic Styles and Chronology Reassessed. Chungara, Revista de Anthropologia Chilena 45(3): 371-385.
- Stovel, E.M. 2013 Concepts of Ethnicity and Culture in Andean Archaeology. Latin American Antiquity 24(1): 3-22.
- Funari, P. P., A. Zarankin, E.Stovel 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. Funari, P. P., A. Zarankin, and E.M. Stovel (Eds.) 2005 Global Archaeological Theory: Contextual Voices and Contemporary Thoughts. 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 Patrones funerarios de San Pedro de Atacama y el problema de la presencia de los contextos tiwanaku? Boletín de Arqueología PUCP 5: 375-396.
- Stovel, E.M. 2000 Tiwanaku (expansion into Argentina). In Historical Dictionary of Bolivia. Group Historical Studies, Sucre, Bolivia.
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 , Wisconsin: 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
- Member, Society for American Archaeology, Committee on the Americas
- Member, Editorial Committee, Chungará, Revista de Antropología Chilena
- Research Associate, Field Museum of Anthropology
- Research Associate, IIAM-UCN
Papers at Academic Conferences
(last five years)
- Sigamos Interactuando: A Collaborative Workshop on Ancient Ceramics. Paper presented at 42nd Annual Midwest Conference on Andean and Amazonian Archaeology and Ethnohistory, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
- Multiple Lines of Evidence: Exploring diversity within the consolidation of the Late Intermediate Period in northern Chile. Invited paper presented with Dr. Torres-Rouff (UC-Merced) at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Austin, Texas.
- Data Counterpoint: Comparing Chemical Profiles of Tiwanaku Vessels. Paper presented at the 78th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Anthropology, Honolulu, HI.
- Changes in Mortuary Ceramics and Ritual between the Middle and Late Intermediate Periods (A.D. 500-1450): Using pXRF in Northern Chile. Paper presented with Dr. Deibel (Earlham College) and Dr. Whitehead (UW-Fond du Lac).
- Integrative Analyses of the Larache Cemetery, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile: Combining Bioarchaeology, Biogeochemistry, and Mortuary Archaeology.Paper presented with Dr. Torres-Rouff (UC-Merced) and Dr. Knudson (Arizona).
- PXRF Differentiation of Ancient Obsidian Projectile Points from Northern Chile. Poster presented with Dr. Corinne Deibel (Earlham College), Dr. Michael Deibel (Earlham College), Dr. Whitehead (UW-Fond du Lac), and students Justin Broach and Jiqiao Shi (Earlham College) at PittCon 2013, Philadelphia, PA
- Chemical comparisons of possible llipta containers in northern Chilean graves. Paper presented with Drs. Michael Deibel and Corinne Deibel (Earlham College) at the 41st Midwest Conference on Andean and Amazonian Archaeology and Ethnohistory, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Illinois
- So who happened what?: Prehistoric Atacameño Ceramic Styles and Chronology Reassessed. Paper presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Institute of Andean Studies, Berkeley, CA.
- Distinciones de producción y significado en la ceramic negra pulida de San Pedro de Atacama (Chile). Paper presented with Dr. Beatriz Cremonte (UNJujuy) at the 54th International Congress of Americanists, Vienna, Austria.
- De la descripción a la interpretación: una retrospectiveade la ceramic de San Pedro de Atacama. Paper presented with Ester Echenique and coordinated Symposium on Ceramics with Dr. Beatriz Cremonte at the 19th National Congress of Chilean Archaeology.
- Exploring the Expression of People vs. Pots in the Late Intermediate Period (c. AD 1000- 1500) Chilean Atacama Desert. Paper presented with Dr. C. Torres-Rouff at the 77th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Anthropology, Memphis, TN
- La producción cerámica en San Pedro de Atacama y el Alto Loa. Poster presented with Dr. Deibel (Earlham College) and Dr. Whitehead (Ripon College)
and coordinated Symposium on Ceramics with Guillermo de La Fuente at the 3rd Latin American Conference on Archaeometry, Arica, Chile.
- pXRF on the South-Central Andean Ceramic Collections at the Field Museum in Chicago. Paper presented at the 76th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Sacramento, CA.
- Looking Closely at One in the Face of Many: Characterizing San Pedro de Atacama Ceramics. Poster presented at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, St. Louis, USA.
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