Katharina Schreiber

University of California, Santa Barbara, USA


Katharina Schreiber received her doctorate from Binghamton University in New York State in 1978, and presently holds the post of Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she has been a member of the faculty since 1984, and where she has served two terms as Department Chair. She has also held faculty positions at the University of Connecticut and the University of Arizona. Her field is Andean archaeology. Professor Schreiber began her field research in the Ayacucho region of the central highlands of Peru in 1974, and has dedicated a large portion of her investigations to the pre-Inca Wari Empire. Since late 1980s she has worked extensively in the Nasca region of the south coast of Peru, conducting archaeological surveys and excavations, and completing a study of the ancient hydraulic works there. She has recently completed a three-year investigation of Wari imperial sites in the upper Nasca region. She has also conducted investigations in the Cuzco region and at Machu Picchu on Inca archaeoastronomy. Her field research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Geographic Society, among others. Professor Schreiber has been the editor of the journals Latin American Antiquity, published by the Society for American Archaeology, and Ñawpa Pacha: Journal of Andean Archaeology, published by the Institute of Andean Studies.

Biography Updated on 13 August 2012

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