James A. Davenport, Research Scientist, University of Missouri Research Reactor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

James A. Davenport (Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 2021) is a Research Scientist in the Archaeometry Laboratory of the MU Research Reactor at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. His research has focused on the relationships between subjects and empires, focusing on the organization of pottery production in the provinces of the Inka empire in Andean South America. He has used a multimethod archaeometric approach to investigate the entire chaînes opératoires of Inka polychrome pottery, made by a diversity of producers using traditional technologies but sharing a common decorative style, at Pachacamac, a major political and ceremonial center on Peru’s central coast. He has extensive experience with the archaeometric analysis of museum collections and has also worked on field and analytical projects in Mesoamerica and the American Southwest, Southeast, and Northern Plains.

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