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Jerry Moore recording archaeological sites in Baja California (photo courtesy Dan Reeves)Dr. Jerry Moore
Anthropology Dept.



Ph.D., 1985  Doctor of Philosophy, University of California, Santa Barbara (Anthropology).
M.A.1980  Master of Arts, University of California, Santa Barbara (Anthropology).
B.A.1977  Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, California State College, Stanislaus (Anthropology).


Ancient Civilizations      Archaeological Methods and Techniques             Ethnography of South America
Anthropological Theories of Behavior    Prehistory of the Americas         Prehistory of Africa and Eurasia


Prehistoric Cultural Landscapes and Built Environments
Archaeology of Andean South America
Archaeology of Western North America


2012  The Prehistory of Home. University of California Press, Berkeley.

2008 Visions of Culture: An Introduction to Anthropological Theories and Theorists. Expanded 3rd Edition.  Altamira/Rowman and Littlefield Press (1st edition, 1997; 2nd edition 2004; 4th edition, forthcoming 2012)

2005 Cultural Landscapes in the Prehispanic Andes: Archaeologies of Place. University Press of Florida.

1996  Architecture and Power in the Prehispanic Andes: The Archaeology of Public Buildings.  Cambridge University Press.

Edited Volumes

2010 La Prehistoria de Baja California: Avances en la Arqueología de la Península Olvidada. Second editor with Don Laylander and Julia Bendímez Patterson. Centro INAH-Baja California, Mexicali.

2009 Visions of Culture: A Reader.  Edited and annotated with an Introduction.  Altamira/Rowman and Littlefield Press

2006 The Prehistory of Baja California: Advances in the Archaeology of the Forgotten Peninsula. Edited by Don Laylander and Jerry Moore. University Press of Florida. Gainesville. A 2007 Choice Distinguished Book

Articles (*=peer-reviewed)
2010* Making a Huaca: Memory and Praxis in Prehispanic Far Northern Peru.  Journal of Social Archaeology, 10 (3):531-555.

2010* Architecture, Settlement and Formative Developments in the Equatorial Andes: New Discoveries in the Department of Tumbes, Peru. Latin American Antiquity, 21 (2):147-172.

2008     El Periodo Intermedio Tardío en el Departamento de Tumbes.  Revista del Museo de Antropología, Arqueología e Historia, Universidad Nacional de Trujillo, Perú. tomo 10:155-175.

2008  The Chimú. In The Handbook of South American Archaeology, edited by H. Silverman and W. Isbell, pp.   Senior author with Carol Mackey. Springer/Plenum/Kluwer, New York.

2006*    Copper metallurgy in a prehistoric household, Casma Valley, Peru.  Ñawpa Pacha 28:141-149.

2006*    The San Quintín – El Rosario Region.  In The Prehistory of  Baja California: Advances in the Archaeology of the Forgotten Peninsula, edited by Don Laylander and Jerry Moore, pp. 179-195. University Press of Florida. Gainesville

2006*     “The Indians Were Much Given to Their Taquis”: Drumming and Generative Categories in Ancient Andean Funerary Processions.  In Archaeology of Performance: Theaters of Power, Community, and Politics, edited by T. Inomata and L. Coben, pp. 47-69. Altamira Press/Rowman and Littlefield, Lanham, MD.

2005*     Extensive Prehistoric Settlement Systems in Northern Baja California: Archaeological Data and Theoretical Implications from the San Quintín – El Rosario Region. Pacific Coast Archaeological Survey Quarterly 37 (4): 30-52. (Volume date is 2001).

2004*    The Social Basis of Sacred Spaces in the Prehispanic Andes: Ritual Landscapes of the Dead in Chimú and Inka Societies.  Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 11(1):83-124.

2003*    Archaeology in Search of Architecture. Theory and Practice in Mediterranean Archaeology: Old World and New World Perspectives, edited by John Papadpoulos and Richard Leventhal, pp. 235-246. Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles.

1999*  Archaeology in the Forgotten Peninsula: Prehistoric Settlement and Subsistence Strategies in Northern Baja California.  Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology 21 (1):17-44.

1996* The Archaeology of Plazas and the Proxemics of Ritual: Three Andean Traditions.  American Anthropologist 98 (4):789-802.

1995* The Archaeology of Dual Organization in Andean South America: A Theoretical Review and Case Study.  Latin American Antiquity  6(2):165-181.

1992* Pattern and Meaning in Prehistoric Peruvian Architecture:  The Architecture of Social Control in the Chimú State.  Latin American Antiquity 3:95-113.

1992* "I Solemnly Baptize": Religious Conversion and Native Demography in Northern Baja California.  Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology 14 (2) 201-215.  Senior author with M. Norton.

1991*  Cultural Responses to Environmental Catastrophes: Post-El Niño Subsistence on the Prehistoric North Coast of Peru.  Latin American Antiquity 2:27-47.

1991*  Cherished Are the Dead:  Changing Social Dimensions in a Kansas Cemetery.  Plains Anthropologist 36:67-78.  (Senior author with C. Blaker and G. Smith.)

1990*  Perishable Structures and Serial Dwellings from Coastal Chiapas:  Implications for the Archaeology of Households.  Ancient Mesoamerica 1 (2):207-214.  (Senior author with J. Gasco.)

1989*  Prehispanic Beer in Coastal Peru:  Technology and Social Context of Prehistoric Production.  American Anthropologist 91:682-695.

1988*  Prehispanic Raised Field Agriculture in the Casma Valley: Recent Data, New Hypotheses.  Journal of Field Archaeology 15: 265-276.

1987* A Late Prehistoric Homestead from the Santa Barbara Coast.  Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology, vol. 9, pp. 100-109.

1981* Chimú socio-economic organization:  preliminary data from Manchan, Casma Valley, Peru.  Ñawpa Pacha 19:115-128.


Visiting Professor, Cotsen Institue of Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles
Member:  American Anthropological Association, Society for American Archaeology, Institute for Andean Studies, Register of Professional Archaeologists, Registro Nacional de Arqueólogos (Perú)

Research Projects

CSUDH Baja Research Project

Proyecto Arqueológico Tumbes