Subterranean food storage, hunter-gatherers, Eastern US, subsistence, mobility
Grants, Fellowships, and Awards
- University of Florida Graduate School Fellowship, 2018-Present
Subterranean food storage, hunter-gatherers, Eastern US, subsistence, mobility
Zooarchaeology, Mesoamerica, Mayan Archaeology, Colonial Spanish America, Colonial History and Archaeology, Subsistence and Food, Human/Animal Relationship
DELSOL N., C. ZORRO, S. GROUARD. Estudio de las prácticas de caza en las Tierras bajas del Caribe: análisis comparativo de los conjuntos faunísticos de los sitios Karoline (Kukra Hill, Nicaragua) y Manzanilla (Trinidad). Arqueobios. 2015.
DELSOL N., S. GROUARD. Comments on Trinidad Amerindian hunting practices: The Tetrapods from Manzanilla (SAN-1) Site (Late Ceramic Age, 300-900 AD). Journal of Island and Coastal Archaoeology. 2015
Associate Professor and Department Chair, Department of Anthropology
Cultural anthropology, human development, human ecology, hunting and gathering societies, Canadian Arctic, contemporary Inuit peoples
Dr. Collings’ research focuses on the Inuit of the Canadian Arctic. Though his research interests are varied, they revolve around two central themes, human development and human ecology.
The human development dimension draws on traditions in psychological anthropology and the anthropology of aging, and addresses the influence of historical time, social change and economic success on different age cohorts, on the structure of the Inuit life course, and on Inuit conceptions of successful aging.
The human ecology dimension of his research addresses the economics of contemporary subsistence, the influence of externally imposed regulations on foraging activities, change and continuity in food sharing practices within the context of climate change, and, most recently, the relationships between food insecurity and health and mental health.
Collings, Peter, Meredith G. Marten, Tristan Pearce, and Alyson Young. 2016. Food Insecurity, Sharing Networks, and Female-Headed Households in Arctic Canada. Ecology of Food and Nutrition 55(1):30-49.
Collings, Peter. 2014. Becoming Inummarik: Men’s Lives in an Inuit Community. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.
Collings, Peter. 2011. Economic Strategies, Community, and Food Networks in Ulukhaktok, NT, Canada. Arctic. 64(2):207-219.
Collings, Peter. 2009a. Birth Order, Age, and Hunting Success in the Canadian Arctic. Human Nature 20(4):254-274.
Collings, Peter. 2009b. Participant Observation, Phased Assertion, and Fieldwork with Inuit. Field Methods 21(2): 133-153.
Collings, Peter. 2005. Housing Policy, Aging, and Life Course Construction in a Canadian Inuit Community. Arctic Anthropology 42(2):50-65.
Collings, Peter. 2001. “If You Got Everything, It’s Good Enough:” Inuit Perspectives on Successful Aging. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology 16:127-155.
Collings, Peter. 2000. Aging and Life Course Development in an Inuit Community. Arctic Anthropology 37(2):111-125.
Collings, Peter, George Wenzel, and Richard G. Condon. 1998. Modern Food Sharing Networks and Community Integration in the Central Canadian Arctic. Arctic 51(4):301-314.
Condon, Richard G., Peter Collings, and George Wenzel. 1995. The Best Part of Life: Subsistence Hunting, Ethnic Identity, and Economic Adaptation among Young Adult Inuit Males. Arctic 48:31-46.
My research focus is historical and prehistoric zooarchaeology. I have conducted research in the Southeastern United States, the Caribbean, and the Central Andes. My research is interdisciplinary in focus with an emphasis on both the dietary and the environmental realms. Research and education in anthropology should include an understanding of how and why humans used animal resources through time. Not only were animals important for dietary or subsistence needs but animals are often imbued with ritual significance. Furthermore, faunal remains are often excellent proxy data for past environmental conditions. I also use zooarchaeology as a bridge to cultural studies in the origin and maintenance of traditional foodways and cuisine.
2016 Origin of pre-Columbian guinea pigs from Caribbean archeological sites revealed through genetic analysis. B. Kimura et al. Journal of Archaeological Science Reports 5:442–452. Kimura et al. aDNA guinea pigs JASReports
2014 Guinea Pigs in the Pre-Columbian West Indies, M. J. LeFebvre and Susan D. deFrance, Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology 9:1, 16-44. article pdf
2013 Late Prehispanic Coquina Quarrying and Tomb Construction in Coastal Southern Peru. S. D. deFrance and Elizabeth Olson, Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology 8(1):1-14. sdef and Olson JICA
2012 Fauna Local e Importada: Dieta y Uso de Animales en el Potosí Colonial Chungará (Chile) 44(1):9-24. Chungara pdf
2011 Isotopic Evidence for Middle Horizon to Sixteenth Century Camelid Herding in the Osmore Valley, Peru. Erin Kennedy Thornton, Susan D. deFrance, John Krigbaum, and Patrick Ryan Williams, International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 21: 544–567.
2010 Paleopathology and Health of Native and Introduced Animals on Southern Peruvian and Bolivian Spanish Colonial Sites. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 20(5): 508-524. article pdf
2009 Documenting 12,000 Years of Coastal Occupation on the Osmore Littoral, Peru, Susan D. deFrance, Nicci Grayson, and Karen Wise, Journal of Field Archaeology 34(3):227-246. article pdf
2009 Zooarchaeology in Complex Societies: Political Economy, Status, and Ideology, Journal of Archaeological Research. Volume 17, Number 2 / June, 2009 DOI10.1007/s10814-008-9027-1 Pages 105-168. article pdf
Distinguished Service Professor
Office: Turlington Hall, Room B356
Phone: (352) 294-7596
Settlement and subsistence patterns; early agricultural economies; preindustrial urbanism; pre-Hispanic architecture; pre-Hispanic irrigation and water management technology; Colonial Period and Spanish contact settlements; GIS/Remote Sensing; Quaternary geomorphology, climatology and tectonics.
Ortloff, Charles, and Michael Moseley. 2012. 2600-1800 BCE Caral. Ñawpa Pacha 32(2):189-206.
Stanish, Charles, Edmundo de la Vega, Michael Moseley, Patrick Ryan Williams, Cecilia Chávez J., Benjamin Vining, and Karl LaFavre. 2010. Tiwanaku Trade Patterns in Southern Peru. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 29:524-532.
Sandweiss, Daniel H., Ruth Shady Solís, Michael E. Moseley, David K. Keefer, and Charles R. Ortloff. 2009. Environmental Change and Economic Development in Coastal Peru between 5,800 and 3,600 years ago. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106(5):1359-1363.
Moseley, Michael E., Christopher B. Donnan, and David K. Keefer. 2008. Convergent Catastrophe and the Demise of Dos Cabezas. In The Art and Archaeology of the Moche: An Ancient Andean Society of the Peruvian North Coast, edited by Steve Bourget and Kimberly L. Jones, pp. 81-91. University of Texas Press, Austin.
Moseley, Michael E., Donna J. Nash, Patrick Ryan Williams, Susan D. deFrance, Ana Miranda, and Mario Ruales. 2005. Burning Down the Brewery: Establishing and Evacuating an Ancient Imperial Colony at Cerro Baúl, Peru. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 102(48):17264-17271.
Williams, Patrick Ryan, Donna J. Nash, Michael E. Moseley, Susan deFrance, Mario Ruales, Ana Miranda, and David Goldstein. 2005. Los Encuentros y las Bases para la Administración Política Wari. Boletín de Arqueología PUCP 9:207-232.
Keefer, David K., and Michael E. Moseley. Southern Peru Desert Shattered by the Great 2001 Earthquake: Implications for Paleoseismic and Paleo-El Niño–Southern Oscillation Records. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 101(30):10878-10883.
The Inca and their Ancestors (ANG 5164 / ANT 3164)
Lost Tribes and Sunken Continents (ANT 2149)
Transnational migration, Women’s roles in the United States, Gender roles cross-culturally, Anthropological theory, Anthropological ecology, Frontier agriculture, Brazil; United States; Paraguay
My research specialties include Brazilian culture and society, international migration and gender roles cross-culturally. I have done field work in Brazil, Paraguay, and the United States. My most recent book, True to Her Nature (Waveland 2000), analyzes the material causes for shifts– from Colonial days to the present–in American attitudes towards women’s employment, housework and child care. Over the last decade my research has taken a new focus: Brazilian emigration to the United States. I conducted the first academic studies of this new migrant flow. This interest has resulted in the publication of two books, Little Brazil: Brazilian Immigrants in New York City (Princeton University Press, 1994) and An Invisible Minority: Brazilians in New York City (Allyn & Bacon 1998), as well as numerous articles. It has also led me to develop a course, Seminar in Transnational Migration.
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-7305
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