Michele Koons, Stephen Nash, Deborah Huntley. In Proceedings from the Andean Ceramic Characterization Session from the 2014 SAA Annual Meeting in Austin, TX, edited by I. DRUC, pp. I spent 2010 running my own project at a ceremonial center in the Chicama Valley, Peru to understand its role in the geopolitical landscape. “And in there we found some animal bones and some chipped stone from making stone tools,” says Koons. DMNS houses the collections from the latter excavation.  Over the next few years, through a community oriented outreach project, we will revive excavation efforts at Magic Mountain to learn more about this important site. Jennifer Gates-Foster Apr 11 Ancient Egypt . Thanks for sharing your story with us Michele. 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. The this project brings together many datasets, such as existing collections in Chicago’s Field Museum excavated between 1939 and 1955, GIS data from the Forest Service, paleoclimate data, and new research that focuses on non-invasive methods. The Moche civilization (250-900 AD) of the North Coast of Peru is characterized by elaborately decorated temple complexes known as huaca centers, wealthy elite burials, and exquisite ceramics found across ten valleys. Institution: Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Newest | Active | Popular. 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. In this article we demonstrate that even by the "... Join ResearchGate to find the people and research you need to help your work. 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. 2014 KOONS, M. and B. ALEX Reevaluating Moche Chronology through Bayesian Methods. While some recent scholarship has reduced the size of the proposed state, the idea of Moche as a distinct political, social, or ethnic 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. Michele Koons is the Curator of Archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.  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. active 3 years, 3 months ago GIS, Space and Open Web Mapping. No description specified. 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. Read Moche Sociopolitical Dynamics and The Role of Licapa II, Chicama Valley, Peru by Dr. Koons. Department: Department of Anthropology. Anthropology Collections Manager and NAGPRA Coordinator . Have you ever considered it? Blue Mounds, WI: Deep University Press. Sorry, you need to be a researcher to join ResearchGate. As Curator of Archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS), my job is to conduct field research, communicate archaeology effectively to a wide audience, and curate the archaeology collection. Archaeology . I would like to focus my attention on developing skills necessary to engage with governmental institutions and policy makers and link these skills to my deep knowledge of archaeology and the past. Dominique Alhambra, MA. Latin American Antiquity 23(2): 127-143. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there. Archaeology . active 1 year, 6 months ago. If we are lucky, Dr. Koons will even bring some artifacts taken from the site for attendee viewing. Kathryn Reusch, PhD. The cause, according to archaeologist Michele Koons of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, is the million-dollar question. Kate Ellenberger. Michele Koons is the curator of archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS). I have become passionate about engaging in archaeological issues that are relevant to today’s problems. University students and faculty, institute members, and independent researchers, Technology or product developers, R&D specialists, and government or NGO employees in scientific roles, Health care professionals, including clinical researchers, Journalists, citizen scientists, or anyone interested in reading and discovering research. View the profiles of professionals named "Michele Koons" on LinkedIn. 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 … The Moche civilization of the north coast of Peru is thought to be the first state-level society in South America. In Advances in Titicaca Basin Archaeology - 2, edited by A. VRANICH, pp. The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is a massive organization that strives to teach the public about the world around us. 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. MSUDAI GitHub Central . John Hale Mar 21 Caesarea Maritima . Michele Koons and Caroline Arbuckle MacLeod, University Press of Colorado. The prehispanic site of Tiwanaku, located in northeastern Bolivia, was the focus of many studies during the past few decades. Dr. Michele Koons is the Curator of Archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS). Role Global Environments Summer Academy 2012 participant. How did they sustain themselves? Understanding of the emergence, spread, and decline of this society, however, has been based almost entirely on relative ceramic phases, rather than absolute dates. 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, a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, has archaeological experience in the Andes and throughout the United States. The cause, according to archaeologist Michele Koons of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, is the million-dollar question. Anthropology Assistant Collections Manager. Michele Koons Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Read her story and digest. She is drawn to complex societies similar to life today but functioning thousands of years ago. active 2 years, 9 months ago Teaching Digital Archaeology. Michele Koons, PhD. Only verified researchers can join ResearchGate and send messages to other members. Little archaeological work has been undertaken in this area since the 1950s and there is still much to discover about how people lived there in the past. in Anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh, her M.A. Michele Koons. 1-8 (8 Records) Documents. Today we’d like to introduce you to Michele Koons. August 24, 2019. Michele Koons, PhD. Business … It was her idea to open the Magic Mountain site to the public.

“I love my job; it’s absolutely fantastic,” she says. 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. Michele Koons. Michele Koons's Lab. Check out her latest publication in the December 2015 issue of Latin American Antiquity. My name is Michele Koons. Tiwanaku influence is seen abroad through the adaptation of Tiwanaku material culture, mainly drinking vessels called keros with specific imagery, in otherwise local communities. There are 10+ professionals named "Michele Koons", who use LinkedIn to exchange information, ideas, and opportunities. Is a career in Archaeology in your future? Lectures are held at the UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY (1030 Broadway, Boulder, Dr. Michele Koons, curator of archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, will lead the talk. The Denver Museum of Nature & Science has a collection of roughly 130 ceramic vessels from Bolivia. 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. Conservation Technician. 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, … What happened when things went wrong? Dr. Koons continues to actively publish on Moche archaeology. 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. 57-82. Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed ), memorial page for She was awarded her B.A. Due to our privacy policy, only current members can send messages to people on ResearchGate. 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. Current Location U.S.A. Project Description . Groups. 2013 KOONS, M. Reexamining Tiwanaku’s Urban Renewal through Ground-Penetrating Radar and Excavation: The Results of Three Field Seasons. "We never know what we're going to find," said Michele Koons the curator of archaeology and excavation for the museum. 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. active 3 years, 3 months ago GIS, Space and Open Web Mapping. 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. Join the AnthroGuide. 2015 KOONS, M. External versus Internal: An Examination of Moche Politics through Similarities and Differences in Ceramic Style. ArcheoWebby . in Anthropology from the University of Denver, and her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Harvard University. entity remains. Michele Koons, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Anthropology Department, Department Member. active 3 years, 3 months ago Members. Ceramic Production and Society in the Late Majiayao Culture of Northwest China The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is a massive organization that strives to teach the public about the world around us. View a book Chapter. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404007) This Resource is Part of the Following Collections. Their combined citations are counted only for the first article. Jolene Smith. Michele Koons (University of Denver) demonstrates use of the ground-penetrating radar for President Mesa. active 3 years, 3 … Stephen Lekson May 2 Southwest . Featured projects (1) Magic Mountain 2017 Excavations and Analysis.

Michele Koons is the Curator of Archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Megan Peeple (University of Pennsylvania) and the president discuss the importance of archaeology.