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Tim Kohler
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Principal Investigator
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Tim Kohler is an archaeologist in the Department of Anthropology, Washington State University, and the Senior Principal Investigator for the Village Ecodynamics Project.

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Tim Kohler is an archaeologist in the Department of Anthropology, Washington State University, and the Senior Principal Investigator for the Village Ecodynamics Project. Originally trained in the archaeology of the US Southeast, he has been working in the Southwest since 1979, when he was drafted into the Dolores Archaeological Project by Bill Lipe, now Professor Emeritus at WSU. Since then he has continued to conduct research into the late prehispanic occupations of Southwest Colorado and also of Bandelier National Monument, in the northern Rio Grande, New Mexico. He is a Research Associate at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute, New Mexico, and the 2010 recipient of the SAA's Award for Excellence in Archaeological Analysis. Some recent publications can be found at his homepage below, and in the Publications section of these webpages.

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http://libarts.wsu.edu/anthro/faculty/kohler.html

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A Diverse Team

The Village Ecodynamics Project seeks to understand ancient Pueblo peoples in their social and environmental contexts, a task that benefits from close collaboration among researchers from diverse disciplines. Alongside archaeology, computer science, ecology and geology, biomolecular science and economics play important roles. In the long run we hope that projects such as this will help the social sciences to overcome their historic isolation from biology, the earth sciences, and mathematics.

In the shorter term our agent-based models provide mechanisms for integrating insights from paleoclimatology, anthropology, and ecology, and provide expectations against which we can compare the always-surprising richness and variability of the actual historical contexts that we study in southwestern Colorado and north-central New Mexico.

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