Stephanie Salwen

Education

MA 2010, Archaeology, UCLA

BA 2007, Anthropology, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Areas of Interest

North American archaeology; California; Great Lakes Region; hunter-gatherers and foundations of complex society; economic anthropology; exchange systems; waterways and landscape archaeology

Profile

Stephanie Salwen comes to University of California Los Angeles with a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She has experience with underwater maritime archaeology and worked to locate and identify three nineteenth-century shipwrecks in Lake Huron as part of her honors thesis. Over the past three summers, she has gained additional archaeological experience working on the excavations at a Bronze Age Tell site in Pecica, Romania. At University of California Los Angeles, she will work with materials from the Channel Islands to explore the role of transportation technology and trade in the development of complex societies. She plans to focus on the way regional interaction works to promote or inhibit the emergence of social inequality and political complexity, with an emphasis on the development of maritime technology. Stephanie will work under the direction of her academic advisor, Jeanne Arnold, Professor of Anthropology.

Research

The way regional interaction works to promote or inhibit the emergence of social inequality and political complexity, with an emphasis on the development of maritime technology.

Field Experience

Pecica, Romania. 

Publications

2013 Rethinking Intramuros: Threats, Values, and Possibilities in Modern Philippines. In Nakhara: Journal of Environmental design and planning 9: 105-114. Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University.

Advisors

Jeanne Arnold