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 of 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 in the Fiji Islands which seeks to investigate the emergence of agriculture as the subsistence base during the post-Lapita period. My research is described in more detail on my research website.
Dr. Field's cv.pdf [pdf]
Current Graduate Students
Craig H. Shapiro
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