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Tanya Chiykowski-Rathke

Tanya Chiykowski-Rathke

Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer

Tanya Chiykowski-Rathke is an archaeologist working in the US Southwest and Northwest Mexico.  She specializes in the analysis of pottery.  Her primary theoretical interest is the interplay of gender and migration, particularly forced migration during periods of warfare.  She is currently researching the impact of prehistoric violence on Hohokam women at the Trincheras Tradition site of Cerro de Trincheras, in Sonora, Mexico.   This uses ceramic sourcing methods such as petrography, and stylistic analysis to track the changing pottery at the site.  Additionally, she has done research on a wide array of North American contexts including sites in Belize, Chaco Canyon, Nicaragua, Ontario and the Arctic.