As part of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh, the Center for Comparative Archaeology enjoys wide collaboration with a range of scholars involved in multiple areas of research throughout the University and beyond.
Bryan K. Hanks
Robert D. Drennan
Kathleen M.S. Allen
Katheryn M. Linduff
James B. Richardson
Former Managing Editor
Previous Visiting Scholars
From 2010 – 2021 the CCA hosted a Postdoctoral Visiting Scholar each year.
We are proud to acknowledge our exceptional Visiting Scholar alumni.
2020–2021, PhD Vanderbilt University
Comparative slavery, labor migration, diaspora, and, in general, colonial encounters, migrant labor, and comparative plantation studies, especially in the Indian Ocean region.
2019–2020, PhD Vanderbilt University
New World native responses to European Colonization, especially especially religious revitalization movements in Andean South America and womens' participation in them.
2018–2019, PhD University of Aberdeen
Viking Age, conflict, military organization, and the archaeology of enslavement and unfreedom in general.
2017–2018, PhD The Pennsylvania State University
Cultural complexity, integrating environmental archaeology, human ecology, and economic anthropology with radiocarbon dating, stable isotopes, and geochemical sourcing.
2016–2017, PhD University of Michigan
Reflections of social inequality in human skeletal remains: stable isotopes, radiocarbon dating, and mortuary archaeology. Fieldwork on late prehistory in Spain and Romania.
2015–2016, PhD University of Cambridge
Dynamics of culture change and cultural transmission processes in foraging and early farming societies. Fieldwork in the Balkans and the eastern Mediterranean.
2014–2015, PhD University of Washington
Human paleoecology and zooarchaeology of island and coastal settings. Fieldwork in the Caribbean, Polynesia, France, the Pacific Northwest, and Ontario.
2013–2014, PhD Arizona State University
Simulation modeling and GIS with a focus on understanding the long-term trajectories of early food producing subsistence economies.
2012–2013, PhD Washington University in St. Louis
Development of specialized subsistence strategies such as camelid pastoralism in a context of cultural and environmental change. Fieldwork in the Andean highlands of Bolivia.
2011–2012, PhD Arizona State University
Social dynamics driving exchange and their intersection with economic development, computer simulation, and spatial analyses. Fieldwork in Veracruz and elsewhere in Mesoamerica.
2010–2011, PhD University of Michigan
Craft production, exchange, and inequality from the Neolithic to the Bronze Age and on spatial analysis and comparative methods. Survey and excavation in the Great Hungarian Plain.