Haas Traces Early Andean Settlers [Video]

On November 15, 2017, Assistant Professor of Anthropology Randy Haas presented a talk entitled 'The Andean Ascent: How Humans First Settled the High Altitudes of Peru Over 7,000 Years Ago'. Watch the video here.

Randy Haas is an assistant professor of archaeology in the Department of Anthropology at UC Davis. He received his Ph.D. in anthropology in 2014 from The University of Arizona and was a postdoc at the Universities of Maryland and Wyoming before joining UC Davis in 2017. His research explores how complex human behaviors such food production, cooperation, and hierarchical organization evolved in ancient human societies. His excavations and laboratory work focus on hunter-gatherer societies living more than 5000 years ago above 12,000 feet above sea level in the Andean highlands of Peru where potato and quinoa agriculture, alpaca husbandry, and state-organized societies evolved from foraging lifeways.