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 studies the ancient complex societies that developed in the Central Andes of South America. He focuses on the design and use of architectural spaces, early urban settings, foodways, funerary practices, visual arts, and material culture, and directs excavations in Nepeña, an important coastal valley in the north-central Peru.

Selected Publications

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

Chicoine, D. 2011 Death and Religion in the Southern Moche Periphery: Funerary Practices at Huambacho, Nepeña Valley, Peru. Latin American Antiquity 22 (4): 525-548.

Chicoine, D. 2011 Feasting Landscapes and Political Economy at the Early Horizon Center of Huambacho, Nepeña Valley, Peru. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 30 (3): 432-453.


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


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