1-8 (8 Records) Documents. active 3 years, 3 months ago GIS, Space and Open Web Mapping. Michele Koons and Caroline Arbuckle MacLeod, University Press of Colorado. 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. 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. Blue Mounds, WI: Deep University Press. The cause, according to archaeologist Michele Koons of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, is the million-dollar question. Ethan Watrall . No description specified. Dr. Michele Koons is the Curator of Archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Michele will detail some of her findings such as how the early settlers lived, what they lived in, and perhaps what they ate. 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 … Kathryn Reusch, PhD. 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, … Michele Koons, PhD. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. Michele Koons (University of Denver) demonstrates use of the ground-penetrating radar for President Mesa. Anthropology Collections Manager and NAGPRA Coordinator . The cause, according to archaeologist Michele Koons of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, is the million-dollar question. Project Info. The Moche civilization of the north coast of Peru is thought to be the first state-level society in South America. "When the public does … Featured projects (1) Magic Mountain 2017 Excavations and Analysis.  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. © 2008-2020 ResearchGate GmbH. 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. The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is a massive organization that strives to teach the public about the world around us. There are 10+ professionals named "Michele Koons", who use LinkedIn to exchange information, ideas, and opportunities. active 2 years, 8 months ago Teaching Digital Archaeology. 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. Latin American Antiquity 26(4): 473-492. Acting Curator of Anthropology . Michele Koons, PhD. The following articles are merged in Scholar. Only verified researchers can join ResearchGate and send messages to other members. Dr. Michele Koons is the Curator of Archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS). In her research, Michele uses different geophysical methods and traditional archaeological techniques, such as excavation and pedestrian survey. Have you ever considered it? 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. Archaeology . August 24, 2019. Groups. Michele Koons Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Anthropology Assistant Collections Manager. The Denver Museum of Nature and Science with Dr. Michele Koons - Ep 71. active 3 years, 3 months ago Members. The Denver Museum of Nature & Science has a collection of roughly 130 ceramic vessels from Bolivia. Megan Peeple (University of Pennsylvania) and the president discuss the importance of archaeology. Sorry, you need to be a researcher to join ResearchGate. Michele Koons, Stephen Nash, Deborah Huntley. active 3 years, 3 months ago GIS, Space and Open Web Mapping. Michele Koons's Lab. 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) … What happened when things went wrong? Their combined citations are counted only for the first article. Stephen Lekson May 2 Southwest . Duplicate citations. I spent 2010 running my own project at a ceremonial center in the Chicama Valley, Peru to understand its role in the geopolitical landscape. 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. When I was a kid, I really wanted to be an archaeologist. Associate Curator of Archaeology. In this article we demonstrate that even by the "... Join ResearchGate to find the people and research you need to help your work. Dr. Koons studies ancient socio-political dynamics, cultural landscapes, and how people of the past interacted with their environment. Due to our privacy policy, only current members can send messages to people on ResearchGate. Affiliation: Denver Museum of Nature & Science. 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. Michele Koons. Department: Department of Anthropology. Overview. Jolene Smith. 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. Travis Rupp Jan 24 Beer in Antiquity . “I love my job; it’s absolutely fantastic,” she says. active 3 years, 3 … I have become passionate about engaging in archaeological issues that are relevant to today’s problems. 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. View a book Chapter. The site of Tiwanaku was the primary ceremonial, political, and economic center in the southern Andes from 500- 1100 AD. Is a career in Archaeology in your future? Michele Koons GESA 2012 | U.S.A. | Anthropologist . She works at the museum but also continues to travel on excavations. Kate Ellenberger. 57-82. 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. 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. Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed ), memorial page for Jennifer Gates-Foster Apr 11 Ancient Egypt . Forthcoming. Check out her latest publication in the December 2015 issue of Latin American Antiquity. It was her idea to open the Magic Mountain site to the public.

Academia.edu is a platform for academics to share research papers. Lectures are held at the UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY (1030 Broadway, Boulder, Latin American Antiquity 23(2): 127-143. 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. MSUDAI GitHub Central . Read Moche Sociopolitical Dynamics and The Role of Licapa II, Chicama Valley, Peru by Dr. Koons. Thanks for sharing your story with us Michele. The first is a community-based public archaeology project at the hunter-gatherer site Magic Mountain in Golden, CO.  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. Tiwanaku influence is seen abroad through the adaptation of Tiwanaku material culture, mainly drinking vessels called keros with specific imagery, in otherwise local communities. 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. My name is Michele Koons. Institution: Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Erin Baxter, PhD. Learn more about the Magic Mountain Project here. active 2 years, 9 months ago Teaching Digital Archaeology. in Anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh, her M.A. Ceramic Production and Society in the Late Majiayao Culture of Northwest China 2014 KOONS, M. and B. ALEX Reevaluating Moche Chronology through Bayesian Methods. 2013 KOONS, M. Reexamining Tiwanaku’s Urban Renewal through Ground-Penetrating Radar and Excavation: The Results of Three Field Seasons. Newest | Active | Popular. 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. active 2 years, 8 months ago State Government Archaeology Data. Newest | Active | Popular | Alphabetical. in Anthropology from the University of Denver, and her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Harvard University. 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. She is drawn to complex societies similar to life today but functioning thousands of years ago.

Michele Koons is the Curator of Archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Michele Koons is the Curator of Archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Business … 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, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Anthropology Department, Department Member. At first glance they appear to be from the Tiwanaku archaeological culture from highland Bolivia. Currently, she directs three field programs. I spent my summers on the beach in New Jersey searching for unique shells and digging for interesting things the beach-goers left behind. Michele Koons. “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. Archaeology . 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. The prehispanic site of Tiwanaku, located in northeastern Bolivia, was the focus of many studies during the past few decades. ArcheoWebby . In Advances in Titicaca Basin Archaeology - 2, edited by A. VRANICH, pp. Current Location U.S.A. Project Description . So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there. Merged citations. active 1 month, 1 week ago. active 2 years, 8 months ago Opportunities. How did they sustain themselves? All rights reserved. “And in there we found some animal bones and some chipped stone from making stone tools,” says Koons. Studies Archaeology, Political Economy, and Landscape Archaeology.

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