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California State University
Guy Hepp
Title:Assistant Professor
College:College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Courses:ANTH 140 World Civilizations I, The Rise of Civilization ANTH 306 Aztecs, Maya and their Predecessors ANTH 321 Archaeological Laboratory Analysis ANTH 354 Cultures of Mexico and Central America ANTH 602 Advanced Archaeological Laboratory Analysis ANTH 615 Research Design, Methods, and Problems in Archaeology ANTH 616 History and Theory of Archaeology
Education:Ph.D. (2015) University of Colorado, Boulder; M.A. (2007) Florida State University, Tallahassee; B.A. (2004) University of Colorado, Boulder
Research Interests:My primary research emphasis is early complex societies of Mesoamerica. Since 2009, I have directed the La Consentida Archaeological Project (LCAP), which is focused on the study of the Early Formative period (2000–1000 BCE) village site of La Consentida in coastal Oaxaca, Mexico. La Consentida has produced evidence of early pottery, mounded earthen architecture, and a diet incorporating significant quantities of maize and wild fauna. Institutions such as the National Science Foundation and the Fulbright Program have generously funded this work. Initial results of the project appear in my doctoral dissertation, which was awarded the 2016 Society for American Archaeology Dissertation Award. In related work, I study ancient Mesoamerican ceramic figurines and musical instruments, as well as mortuary contexts and evidence for ritual specialization. Broadly, I am interested in the native peoples of the Americas and in the changes in settlement, subsistence, social organization, and cosmology that were integral to the establishment of early villages.
Website:Guy Hepp's Personal Website