Pacific Islands Research and Teaching

William Ayres, University of Oregon

As an archaeologist, I have teaching and research interests that center on complex societies, especially prehistoric chiefdoms developing in island contexts, and their associated settlement and subsistence characteristics.  One aspect of these studies involves research on issues of ceramic evolution, archaeometry, including provenance study of ceramics and lithics (based on petrographic and geochemical analyses).  I conduct field studies in archaeology principally in the Pacific Islands and in Southeast Asia.

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