Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Jason S. Nesbitt

Assistant Professor - Anthropology

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Department Affiliation

  • B.A., Simon Fraser University, Archaeology, 2000
  • M.A., Trent University, Anthropology, 2003
  • M. Phil., Yale University, Anthropology, 2007
  • Ph.D., Yale University, Anthropology, 2012
Academic Experience
  • Co-Instructor, Anthropology 277 (Archaeological Field Techniques) and Anthropology 278 (Archaeology Laboratory I). Department of Anthropology, Yale University, 2009
  • Associated Investigator, Escuela Académico Profesional de Arqueología, Departamento de Antropología e Arqueología, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad Nacional de Trujillo, Perú, 2007-2008

Research & Teaching Specializations: Archaeology, Andean prehistory, Early Complex Polities, Monumental Architecture, Urbanism, Archaeological Theory, Relationships between Culture and Nature, Ceramic Analysis, Remote Sensing Applications to Archaeology, Peru

Related Experience
  • Research on the Ancon and Machu Picchu collections, Department of Anthropology, Yale University, 2012
  • American Museum of Natural History, study of ceramic assemblage from Huaca Prieta, Peru, 2009
  • Principal investigator, Archaeological excavations at the Caballo Muerto Complex, Peru, 2007-2008
  • Archaeological excavations at Cardal, Peru. Under the Direction of Dr. Richard L. Burger and Lucy Salazar, Department of Anthropology, Yale University, 2007
  • Research Assistant, Machu Picchu Collection, Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University, 2006-2007
  • Stone Center Summer Faculty Research Grant, Tulane University, 2013
  • William Shirley Fulton Fellowship in Archaeology Endowment, Yale University, 2005-2006
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowship, #752-2007-0508, ‘€œEarly Sociopolitical Organization at Caballo Muerto, Peru,‘€ 2007-2008
  • GeoEye Foundation, for the acquisition of IKONOS satellite imagery of the Caballo Muerto Complex, Peru, 2009
  • Richard Gilder Graduate School at the American Museum of Natural History, Collections Study Grant (for the study of the Initial Period ceramic collection from Huaca Prieta, Peru), 2009
  • Sigma Xi, Grants in Aid of Research, #G2009101995, ‘€œRadiocarbon Dating of El Niño Events at Huaca Cortada: Implications for Human-Environment Dynamics in Ancient Peru,‘€ 2009
  • Spanish
  • French
Overseas Experience
  • Peru
Selected Publications
  • 2013. Gamboa Velásquez, Jorge and Jason Nesbitt. ‘€œLa Ocupación Moche en la Margen Norte del Valle Bajo de Moche, Costa Norte del Perú.‘€ Arqueología y Sociedad 25:115-142.
  • 2012. Matsumoto, Yuichi, Jason Nesbitt, and Denesy Palacio. Mitomarca: A Possible Fortification in the Upper Huallaga Basin. Andean Past 10: 272-278.
  • 2012. An Initial Period Domestic Occupation at Huaca Cortada, Caballo Muerto Complex. Andean Past 10: 278-283.
  • 2010. Nesbitt, Jason, Belkys Gutiérrez, and Segundo Vásquez. Excavaciones en Huaca Cortada, Complejo Caballo Muerto: Un Informe Preliminar. Boletín de Arqueología PUCP 12 (2008): 261-286.
  • 2010. Gamboa Velásquez, Jorge and Jason Nesbitt. Huaca San Idelfonso y la Ocupación Moche en la Margen Norte del Valle Bajo de Moche, Costa Norte del Perú. ANTI: Revista del Centro de Investigaciones Precolombinas 9: 47-107.
  • 2010. López-Hurtado, Enrique and Jason Nesbitt. Provincial Religious Centers in the Inka Empire: Propagators of Official Ideology or Spaces for Local Resistance? In Comparative Perspectives on the Archaeology of Coastal South America, edited by Robyn Cutright, Enrique López Hurtado and Alexander Martín, pp. 213-229. Memoirs in Latin American Archaeology, University of Pittsburgh.

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: ANTH 6100: South America Archaeology

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