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About Andrew P Roddick

I received my PhD in 2009 in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley under the direction of Dr. Christine Hastorf, Dr. Rosemary Joyce and Dr. Steven Shackley. I am currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
My dissertation research was focused on the Taraco Peninsula, in the Lake Titicaca Basin of highland Bolivia. I focused on the Late Formative I Period (100 BC - 300 AD), examining the relationship between ceramic production/consumption and social boundaries. I employed a variety of methods, including attribute analysis, geochemistry and mineralogy to characterize variability between three sites on the Peninsula. I also developed an archaeological "communities of practice" approach, which draws on research within practice theory and situated cognition.
I am continuing this research in the department of Anthropology at McMaster. I am also developing a relational database for my Taraco ceramic data and hope to integrate assemblages from the larger Southern Titicaca Basin.

Positions

Present McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario), University of Victoria
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Present Department of Anthropology, University of Victoria
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Present Assistant Professor, University of Victoria
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Contact Information

Department of Anthropology
McMaster University
McMaster University
Chester New Hall Rm. 524
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4L9

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