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Augusto Oyuela-Caycedo, Ph.D.

Augusto Oyuela-Caycedo
Associate Professor
Office: Turlington Hall, Room B131
Phone: (352) 294-7590


  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh, 1993
  • Certificate in Latin American Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 1993
  • B.A. Anthropology, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, 1985

Research Interests

Historical ecology, evolution of ideology, ecology of religion, indigenous peoples of South America (especially the Amazon and the Andes), origins of technology and food production, history and theory of Latin American archaeology and anthropology

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Selected Publications

Oyuela-Caycedo, Augusto. 2012. Biographical Archaeology: The Nazi Roots of Erasmus Reichel, Life in Austria (1912-1933). MEMORIAS Revista Digital de Historia y Arqueología desde el Caribe Colombiano 9(8):1-21.

Oyuela-Caycedo, Augusto. 2012. El Contexto Económico de la Alfarería Temprana en el Caso de San Jacinto 1. Boletín de Arqueología PUCP 10:285-304.

Oyuela-Caycedo, Augusto, and Alejandro Dever. 2011. The Agency of Academic Archaeology in Colombia. In Comparative Archaeologies: A Sociological View of the Science of the Past, edited by Ludomir R. Lozny, pp. 613-639. Springer, New York.

Oyuela-Caycedo, Augusto, and Renee M. Bonzani. 2005. San Jacinto 1: A Historical Ecological Approach to an Archaic Site in Colombia. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa.

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