Thanks for sharing your story with us Michele. active 1 year, 6 months ago. The prehispanic site of Tiwanaku, located in northeastern Bolivia, was the focus of many studies during the past few decades. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404007) This Resource is Part of the Following Collections. The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is a massive organization that strives to teach the public about the world around us. Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed ), memorial page for active 3 years, 3 months ago GIS, Space and Open Web Mapping. About Dr. Michele Koons I am an anthropological archaeologist with an interest the Archaeology of Complex Societies, Andean Archaeology, Southwest Archaeology, Desert Archaeology, Environmental Archaeology, Human-Environmental Dynamics, Geophysical Archaeology, Ceramic Analysis and Petrography, Radiocarbon Dating, GIS, Public Archaeology, … “And in there we found some animal bones and some chipped stone from making stone tools,” says Koons. Michele Koons, a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, has archaeological experience in the Andes and throughout the United States. How did they sustain themselves? in Anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh, her M.A. “I love my job; it’s absolutely fantastic,” she says. Business … The roots of this volume go back to the session titled "Characterization of Andean Ceramics" organized at the 2014 Society for American Archaeology meeting in Austin Texas. Newest | Active | Popular | Alphabetical. Dr. Koons continues to actively publish on Moche archaeology. Megan Peeple (University of Pennsylvania) and the president discuss the importance of archaeology. Michele Koons Feb 21 Moche Civilization . 2013 KOONS, M. Reexamining Tiwanaku’s Urban Renewal through Ground-Penetrating Radar and Excavation: The Results of Three Field Seasons. Magic Mountain was excavated twice in the past; first, by Harvard University in the 1950s, and second by the Cultural Resource Management firm, Centennial Archaeology, in the 1990s. I have become passionate about engaging in archaeological issues that are relevant to today’s problems. Duplicate citations. Latin American Antiquity 23(2): 127-143.

Michele Koons is the Curator of Archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Read her story and digest. The Denver Museum of Nature & Science has a collection of roughly 130 ceramic vessels from Bolivia. Michele Koons’s Docs ... State Government Archaeology Data. August 24, 2019. The Moche civilization of the north coast of Peru is thought to be the first state-level society in South America. Michele Koons. Read Moche Sociopolitical Dynamics and The Role of Licapa II, Chicama Valley, Peru by Dr. Koons. As Curator of Archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS), my job is to conduct field research, communicate archaeology effectively to a wide audience, and curate the archaeology collection. Jeff Phegley, MA. It is located 15 km southeast of Lake Titicaca in highland Bolivia, but its influence stretched as far west as the Chilean and Peruvian coasts and into the eastern Amazon Rainforest. ArcheoWebby . 1-8 (8 Records) Documents. Conservation Technician. There are 10+ professionals named "Michele Koons", who use LinkedIn to exchange information, ideas, and opportunities. No description specified. active 1 month, 1 week ago. in Anthropology from the University of Denver, and her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Harvard University. Los Angeles, CA:  Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, UCLA, 2012 QUILTER, J. and M. KOONS The Fall of the Moche: A Critique of Claims for the South America’s First State. Anthropology Assistant Collections Manager. Michele Koons GESA 2012 | U.S.A. | Anthropologist . At first glance they appear to be from the Tiwanaku archaeological culture from highland Bolivia. Dr. Michele Koons is a Curator of Archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Kate Ellenberger. Understanding of the emergence, spread, and decline of this society, however, has been based almost entirely on relative ceramic phases, rather than absolute dates. Ethan Watrall . Sorry, you need to be a researcher to join ResearchGate. Michele Koons. Libby Couch. When I was a kid, I really wanted to be an archaeologist. Dr. Michele Koons studies ancient complex societies and is especially interested in ancient political dynamics, social networks, and how people of the past interacted with their environment. Dominique Alhambra, MA. ‪Denver Museum of Nature & Science‬ - ‪Cited by 121‬ - ‪Archaeology‬ Citations per year. Michele has conducted archaeological research throughout the United States, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and China.  Dr. Koons curates the archaeological collections at DMNS from Latin American, North America, and Egypt.Â, 2015 KOONS, M. Moche Socio-Political Dynamics and the Role of Licapa II, Chicama Valley, Peru. Michele Koons and Caroline Arbuckle MacLeod, University Press of Colorado. Latin American Antiquity 26(4): 473-492. active 2 years, 8 months ago Teaching Digital Archaeology. “We dug really deep to try and see if we could get back to some of the earlier remains in the site,” says Michele Koons, curator of archaeology with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.  A longer look at the DMNS ceramics indicates that although many appear Tiwanaku-esk in style, others are decidedly from the Cochabamba region, 200 miles to the east of the site of Tiwanaku.  Later remains, such as ceramics and stone structures, indicate that though time it became a semi-permanent residence that was inhabited until roughly 1000 AD. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there. Erin Baxter, PhD. Have you ever considered it? Michele Koons is the Curator of Archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Currently, she directs three field programs. Dr. Koons did her dissertation research at the previously unstudied mid-sized ceremonial center of Licapa II, located in the Chicama Valley, Peru. Research on this collection, conducted by Koons and colleagues, is revealing new insights on the people who lived in this region and their relationships with the people at Tiwanaku.  Â. Studies Archaeology, Political Economy, and Landscape Archaeology. Dr. Koons studies ancient socio-political dynamics, cultural landscapes, and how people of the past interacted with their environment. In Proceedings from the Andean Ceramic Characterization Session from the 2014 SAA Annual Meeting in Austin, TX, edited by I. DRUC, pp. Travis Rupp Jan 24 Beer in Antiquity . Anthropology Collections Manager and NAGPRA Coordinator . Is a career in Archaeology in your future? This "Cited by" count includes citations to the following articles in Scholar. In her research, Michele uses different geophysical methods and traditional archaeological techniques, such as excavation and pedestrian survey. What happened when things went wrong? © 2008-2020 ResearchGate GmbH. 147-165. The Denver Museum of Nature and Science with Dr. Michele Koons - Ep 71. Dr. Michele Koons is the Curator of Archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.  She studies ancient complex societies and is especially interested in ancient political dynamics, social networks, and how people of the past interacted with their environment. The Moche archaeological culture of the North Coast of Peru has been reified into a political system and claimed as the first state in South America. Only verified researchers can join ResearchGate and send messages to other members. Affiliation: Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Acting Curator of Anthropology . The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is a massive organization that strives to teach the public about the world around us. In Advances in Titicaca Basin Archaeology - 2, edited by A. VRANICH, pp. Archaeology . AAA Homepage; About; Advertise; Keep me signed in Michele Koons, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Anthropology Department, Department Member. Dr. Michele Koons, curator of archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, will lead the talk. active 2 years, 9 months ago Teaching Digital Archaeology. The following articles are merged in Scholar. The first is a community-based public archaeology project at the hunter-gatherer site Magic Mountain in Golden, CO. University students and faculty, institute members, and independent researchers, Technology or product developers, R&D specialists, and government or NGO employees in scientific roles, Health care professionals, including clinical researchers, Journalists, citizen scientists, or anyone interested in reading and discovering research. The cause, according to archaeologist Michele Koons of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, is the million-dollar question. Learn more about the Magic Mountain Project here. Jennifer Gates-Foster Apr 11 Ancient Egypt . Dr. Michelle Koons is the Curator of Archaeology at the DMNS and brings us a report on what they're doing these days and what you can see and participate in if you visit. Overview. The Moche civilization (250-900 AD) of the North Coast of Peru is characterized by elaborately decorated temple complexes known as huaca centers, wealthy elite burials, and exquisite ceramics found across ten valleys. Nestled in the foothills along Lena Gulch in Golden, CO, Magic Mountain is proclaimed to be one of the most important archaeological sites on Colorado’s Front Range.  The earliest artifacts date back to 5000 BC, when the site would have served as camping grounds for mobile hunter gather groups passing though the region. View the profiles of professionals named "Michele Koons" on LinkedIn. Ceramic Production and Society in the Late Majiayao Culture of Northwest China Directed by Koons, Dr. Steve Nash (DMNS) and Dr. Deborah Huntley, the Reserve Area Archaeological Project (RAAP) is investigating changes in population density, settlement location, subsistence strategies, paleoclimate, social dynamics, and resource availability in the mountainous Gila National Forest near Reserve, New Mexico. Kathryn Howley, ... 2017 Friends of Archaeology Travel Award ($1200) 2017 UCLA International Institute Fieldwork Fellowship ($1000) 2017 Fowler Museum Ralph C. Altman Award ($4000) 2017 Rust Family Grant ($5000) PI: Dr. Kara Cooney 2017 Egyptian Exploration Organization OC Travel Grant ($350) … She studies ancient complex societies and is especially interested in ancient political dynamics, social networks, and how people of the past interacted with their environment. The this project brings together many datasets, such as existing collections in Chicago’s Field Museum excavated between 1939 and 1955, GIS data from the Forest Service, paleoclimate data, and new research that focuses on non-invasive methods. Climate Change and Moche Politics: A View from the Northern Chicama Valley, Peru (2017) Community Archaeology at Magic Mountain, Golden, Colorado (2019) Enhancing Preservation and Access to Archaeological Collections at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (2019) Kiva … 2014 KOONS, M. and B. ALEX Reevaluating Moche Chronology through Bayesian Methods. Blue Mounds, WI: Deep University Press. Dr. Michele Koons is the Curator of Archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS). John Hale Mar 21 Caesarea Maritima . MSUDAI GitHub Central . Forthcoming. Florida Department of Environmental Protection, National University of the Center of the Buenos Aires Province, Centro de Investigaciones Arqueobiologicas y Paleoecologicas Andinas, "ARQUEOBIOS", New Insights into Prehispanic Urban Organization at Tiwanaku (NE Bolivia): Cross Combined Approach of Photogrammetry, Magnetic Surveys and Previous Archaeological Excavations, Living on the Edge: Pre-Columbian Habitation of the Desert Periphery of the Chicama Valley, Perú, Moche Sociopolitical Dynamics and the Role of Licapa II, Chicama Valley, Peru, Preliminary Results of AMS Radiocarbon Dating of Sandals from Tularosa Cave, NM, Revised Moche Chronology Based on Bayesian Models of Reliable Radiocarbon Dates, Reexamining Tiwanaku's Urban Renewal Through Ground-Penetrating Radar and Excavation: The Results of Three Field Seasons, The Fall of the Moche: A Critique of Claims for South America's First State, The Well and the Huaca: Ceremony, Chronology, and Culture Change at Huaca Cao Viejo, Chicama Valley, Peru, Moche Geopolitical Networks and the Dynamic Role of Licapa II, Chicama Valley, Peru, Subsurface Imaging in Tiwanaku’s Monumental Core, Architectural and Sociopolitical Organization: Integrating Ground-Penetrating Radar and Archaeological Excavations at Tiwanaku, Bolivia, Denver Museum CT scans of mummies publication, Unité Mixte de Recherche Structure et fonctionnement des systèmes hydriques continentaux - SISYPHE. Michele Koons is the curator of archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS). In this article we demonstrate that even by the "... Join ResearchGate to find the people and research you need to help your work. Michele Koons Denver Museum of Nature & Science. She studies ancient complex societies and is especially interested in ancient political dynamics, social networks, and how people of the past interacted with their environment. Institution: Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Archaeology . Merged citations. While some recent scholarship has reduced the size of the proposed state, the idea of Moche as a distinct political, social, or ethnic This new research and reevaluation of old collections will make Colorado archaeology more accessible to the general public and foster a better appreciation of  what life was like long ago on the Front Range. The cause, according to archaeologist Michele Koons of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, is the million-dollar question. Dr. Michele Koons is the Curator of Archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. 2015 KOONS, M. External versus Internal: An Examination of Moche Politics through Similarities and Differences in Ceramic Style. 57-82. Groups. She works at the museum but also continues to travel on excavations. Lectures are held at the UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY (1030 Broadway, Boulder, They opened up a section of soil about the size of a windshield. DMNS houses the collections from the latter excavation.  Over the next few years, through a community oriented outreach project, we will revive excavation efforts at Magic Mountain to learn more about this important site. To date, field work has consisted of relocating and rerecording archaeological sites, locating new sites through pedestrian survey, and employing remote sensing techniques, such as ground-penetrating radar, to some of the sites.  Through extensive radiocarbon dating and ceramic sequence correlation, the project is also reevaluating the occupational chronology of the entire region. Little archaeological work has been undertaken in this area since the 1950s and there is still much to discover about how people lived there in the past. Join the AnthroGuide. Newest | Active | Popular. Check out her latest publication in the December 2015 issue of Latin American Antiquity. Kathryn Reusch, PhD. Academia.edu is a platform for academics to share research papers. "When the public does … Project Info. Department: Department of Anthropology. Role Global Environments Summer Academy 2012 participant. She was awarded her B.A. Michele Koons, Stephen Nash, Deborah Huntley. Michele Koons, PhD. It was her idea to open the Magic Mountain site to the public.

active 2 years, 8 months ago Opportunities. active 2 years, 8 months ago State Government Archaeology Data. Many of the pieces in the DMNS collection are Cochabamba made keros with Tiwanaku designs.  There are also a mix of local Cochabamba wares of various styles and time periods. Jolene Smith. Due to our privacy policy, only current members can send messages to people on ResearchGate. Michele Koons's Lab. active 3 years, 3 months ago GIS, Space and Open Web Mapping. Associate Curator of Archaeology. Baylee Hughes, MS. Anthropology Collections Assistant. Stephen Lekson May 2 Southwest . entity remains. Featured projects (1) Magic Mountain 2017 Excavations and Analysis. All rights reserved. The site of Tiwanaku was the primary ceremonial, political, and economic center in the southern Andes from 500- 1100 AD. Today we’d like to introduce you to Michele Koons. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. Michele will detail some of her findings such as how the early settlers lived, what they lived in, and perhaps what they ate. Their combined citations are counted only for the first article. View a book Chapter. Current Location U.S.A. Project Description . STEM Gem Michele Koons uses high -tech inventions like drones and ground -penetrating radar to uncover secrets of past civilizations. Radiocarbon 56(3): 1039-1055. "We never know what we're going to find," said Michele Koons the curator of archaeology and excavation for the museum. I spent my summers on the beach in New Jersey searching for unique shells and digging for interesting things the beach-goers left behind. In her research, Dr. Koons uses different geophysical methods and remote sensing tools, as well as traditional archaeological techniques like excavation and pedestrian survey.  She also specializes in ceramic analysis and radiocarbon dating. I would like to focus my attention on developing skills necessary to engage with governmental institutions and policy makers and link these skills to my deep knowledge of archaeology and the past. However, much of the site remains unexplored, leaving many questions unanswered about the location of dense archaeological deposits, the nature of urban organization, and water management strategies—specifically those locate... Fieldwork at the Moche (A.D. 250-900) site of Licapa II in the Chicama Valley, Peru, has resulted in a more nuanced history of the changing sociopolitical relationships among Moche centers. If we are lucky, Dr. Koons will even bring some artifacts taken from the site for attendee viewing. active 3 years, 3 … active 3 years, 3 months ago Members. A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Michele Koons, PhD. She is drawn to complex societies similar to life today but functioning thousands of years ago. My name is Michele Koons. Michele Koons (University of Denver) demonstrates use of the ground-penetrating radar for President Mesa. Tiwanaku influence is seen abroad through the adaptation of Tiwanaku material culture, mainly drinking vessels called keros with specific imagery, in otherwise local communities. I spent 2010 running my own project at a ceremonial center in the Chicama Valley, Peru to understand its role in the geopolitical landscape. Michele Koons is the Curator of Archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
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