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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.


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

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Department of Anthropology
McMaster University
McMaster University
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1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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