Dr. Feinman
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Gary Feinman
Adjunct Professor
Curator of Mesoamerican Anthropology, The Field Museum

Ph.D. City University of New York 1980
Room 2152-C BSB  (312) 665-7833  gfeinman@fieldmuseum.org
 
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Archaeology, Archaeological Method and Theory; Mesoamerica (Oaxaca), Southwest United States, China

Current Research - Selected Publications  
 
Personal Statement
 
Dr. Feinman has conducted archaeological field research in Oaxaca, Mexico, for over 30 years. He has led regional settlement pattern surveys in the Valley of Oaxaca and several smaller, neighboring valleys, and has directed excavation of Classic period (A.D. 200-800) houses at two sites. Currently, he leads excavations of prehispanic houses at El Palmillo, a large hilltop terrace site in the eastern Valley of Oaxaca. An examination of ancient craft manufacture and long-term demographic and political change are key themes of this research.
    
Current Research
Since 1995, Dr. Feinman has also been part of a collaborative team of North American and Chinese scholars studying the Late Neolithic through Han periods in Shandong, China. The team includes Field Museum curator Dr. Anne Underhill.
 
**For a complete bibliography, please see Dr. Feinman's page at the Field Museum.**
 
      
Selected Publications
  

2008 Images of the Past. 5th edition. McGraw-Hill, Boston (T. Douglas Price and Gary Feinman).

2004 Hilltop Terrace Sites of Oaxaca, Mexico: Intensive Surface Survey at Guir·n, El Palmillo, and the Mitla Fortress, Fieldiana, Anthropology, New Series No. 37. The Field Museum, Chicago (Gary Feinman and Linda Nicholas).

2004 Archaeological Perspectives on Political Economies. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City (edited by Gary Feinman and Linda Nicholas).

2003 Curators, Collections, and Contexts: Anthropology at The Field Museum 1893-2002. Fieldiana: Anthropology, New Series No. 36, Publication No. 1525. The Field Museum, Chicago (edited by Stephen Nash and Gary Feinman).

2001 Archaeology at the Millennium: A Sourcebook. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York (edited by Gary M. Feinman and T. Douglas Price).

2000 Cultural Evolution, Contemporary Viewpoints. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York (edited by Gary Feinman and Linda Manzanilla).

1999 Ancient Oaxaca. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (Richard Blanton, Gary Feinman, Stephen Kowalewski, and Linda Nicholas).

1999 Fifty Years Since Vir·: Recent Advances in Settlement Pattern Studies in the Americas. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C. (edited by Brian Billman and Gary Feinman).

1999 Pottery and People: Dynamic Interactions. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City (edited by James Skibo and Gary Feinman).

1998 Archaic States. School of American Research Press, Santa Fe (edited by Gary Feinman and Joyce Marcus).

1996 Pre-Columbian World Systems. Prehistory Press, Madison, WI (edited by Peter Peregrine and Gary Feinman).

1995 Foundations of Social Inequality. Plenum Press, New York (edited by T. Douglas Price and Gary Feinman).

1993 Ancient Mesoamerica: A Comparison of Change in Three Regions. 2nd edition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (Richard Blanton, Stephen Kowalewski, Gary Feinman, and Laura Finsten).

1989 Monte Alb·n's Hinterland, Part II: The Prehispanic Settlement Patterns in Tlacolula, Etla, and Ocotl·n, the Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico. Memoirs No. 23, Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Stephen Kowalewski, Gary Feinman, Laura Finsten, Richard Blanton, and Linda Nicholas).

1982 Monte Alb·n's Hinterland, Part I: The Prehispanic Settlement Patterns of the Central and Southern Parts of the Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico. Memoirs No. 15, Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Richard Blanton, Stephen Kowalewski, Gary Feinman, and Jill Appel).