Julie S. Field
Dr. Julie S. Field
Department of Anthropology
The Ohio State University
4056 Smith Laboratory
174 W. 18th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
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My current research focuses on human-environmental interaction, in
particular the transition to agriculture by prehistoric Pacific
Islanders. I am also interested in the emergence and persistence
conflict, competition, and cooperation in human societies, and the
application of evolutionary models to study the past. My research
employs archaeological investigation, isotopic analysis, and
GIS-based analysis of landforms and ecological variables. I am
currently working on a collaborative project on the island of Hawaii
that integrates excavation data, demographic calculations, and
geochemical studies of agricultural soils to model population growth
and expansion in prehistory. In the near future I will initiate a
new project in the Fiji Islands which seeks to investigate the
emergence of agriculture as the subsistence base during the post-Lapita
Links to Publications
2011_Field et al Household expansion and intensification with
supporting info PNAS.pdf
2010 Field, J. and
Lape, P. Paleoclimates and the emergence of fortifications in
tropical Pacific Islands. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology
2010 Field, J., Kirch, P., Kawelu, K., Ladefoged, T. Households
and hierarchy: Domestic modes of production in Leeward Kohala,
Hawai’i. Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology 5(1):52-85.
Kyle, B., Field. J., and M. Kenyhercz. Post-Lapita health, behavior,
and mortuary behavior in Fiji: A brief report. Rapa Nui Journal
J., Cochrane, E., Greenlee, D. Dietary Change in Fijian
Prehistory: Isotopic Analyses of Human and Animal Skeletal
Material. Journal of Archaeological Science 36:1547-1556.
J. and Graves, M. A new chronology for Pololu Valley, Hawaii
Island: Occupational history and agricultural development.
2008 Field, J. Explaining fortifications in Indo Pacific
prehistory. Archaeology in Oceania 43:1-10.
Field, J., Petraglia, M., Lahr, M. M. Dispersals into and through
South Asia during OIS 4: GIS-based routes and environmental
considerations. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology,
2006 Field, J., Lahr, M. M., Assessment of the
Southern Dispersal: GIS-Based Analyses of Potential Routes at Oxygen
Isotopic Stage 4. Journal of World Prehistory 19(1):1-45.
2005 Field, J. Land tenure, competition, and
ecology in Fijian Prehistory. Antiquity 79(305):586-600.
2004 Field, J. Environmental and climatic
considerations: A hypothesis for conflict and the emergence of
social complexity in Fijian Prehistory. Journal of
Anthropological Archaeology, 23:79-99.
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