David ChicoineDavid Chicoine

Associate Professor (Graduate Advisor)


Ph.D. University of East Anglia, 2007
M.Sc. Université de Montréal, 2003
B.Sc. Université de Montréal, 2000


Dr. Chicoine is an anthropological archaeologist who studies ancient Andean societies. His field research focuses on the north coast of Peru and he currently directs excavations at Cerro San Isidro in the Nepeña Valley. The excavation project is part of a broader program in collaboration with Dr. George F. Lau (University of East Anglia) that investigates the rise of divine lordships in northern Peru.

Selected Publications

Chicoine, D., C. McNabb & B. Clement 2020 Commensality, Irrigation and Agrarian Entanglements in Early Horizon Nepeña, Coastal Peru. Americae: European Journal of Americanist Archaeology 5: 7-22. http://www.mae.parisnanterre.fr/articles-articulos/chicoine_et_al/

Chicoine, D., C. Rojas, V. Vásquez & T. Rosales 2020 The Supply and Consumption of Marine Resources at the Inland Center of Caylán, Coastal Ancash. In New Perspectives on the Social Dynamics and Economic Interactions of Andean Maritime Communities, edited by Gabriel Prieto & Daniel H. Sandweiss, pp. 188-217. University of Florida Press, Gainesville.

Chicoine, D. & A. Whitten 2019 Gated Communities, Neighborhoods, and Modular Living at the Early Horizon Urban Center of Caylán, Peru. Archeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association 30 (1): 84-99.

Chicoine, D., H. Ikehara, K. Shibata & M. Helmer. 2017 Territoriality, Monumentality, and Religion in Formative Nepeña, Coastal Ancash. In Rituals of the Past: Prehispanic and Colonial Case Studies in Andean Archaeology, edited by S. Rosenfeld and S. Bautista, pp. 123-149. University Press of Colorado, Boulder.

Chicoine, D. 2016 Ritual Strangulation in the Southern Moche World: Mortuary Ligatures as Tools of Liturgical Violation. In Ritual Violence in the Ancient Andes: Reconstructing Sacrifice on the North Coast of Peru, edited by Haagen D. Klaus & J. Marla Toyne, pp. 97-119. University of Texas Press, Austin.

Chicoine, D. & H. Ikehara 2014 Ancient Urban Life at the Early Horizon Center of Caylán, Peru. Journal of Field Archaeology 39 (4): 336-352.

Chicoine, D. & C. Rojas 2013 Shellfish Resources and Maritime Economy at Caylán, Coastal Ancash, Peru. Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology 8 (3): 336-360 

Courses Taught

Field Methods in Archaeology
World Archaeology
Method and Theory in Archaeology
Archaeology of Foodways
Ancient Civilizations of South America
Ritual: Theory, Context and Performance
Introduction to Graduate Studies


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