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Anita Cook

Anita G. Cook, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair of Anthropology

Phone: 202-319-5080

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• Spanish
• Italian
• French and oral understanding of Dutch and German


• Andean Archaeology
• Religion and Politics through the Visual Arts
• Complex Society: Ancient States and Empires in the Americas (Inka and Huari/Wari)
• Political Economy in the Ancient World: Ancient Foodways
• Art and Architecture and Material Culture
• Cultural Heritage Preservation
• Ethnohistory

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Department: Anthropology
School: Arts and Sciences


  • 2013

    Flotation versus Dry Sieving archaeo-botanical remains: a case history from the Middle Horizon southern coast of Peru

    Published in the Journal of Field Archaeology 38(1):1-14. Co-authored with Katherine Chiou and Christine Hastorf.

  • 2012

    The Coming of the Staff Deity

    In Wari: Lands of the Ancient Andes, edited by Susan Bergh. Published by Thames & Hudson.

  • 2006

    Intermediate Elite Agency in the Wari Empire: the Bioarchaeological and Mortuary Evidence

    Co-authored with Tung and Tiffiny. Published in Intermediate Elites in Pre-Columbian States and Empires, edited by Christina Elson and Alan Covey. Published by University of Arizona Press.

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Exhibiting Culture — research potential of museum collections

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