Colleen Zori, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer in BIC
Baylor Interdisciplinary Core
BIC Courses: Natural World I and II; World Cultures II and III
Colleen Zori’s research addresses the interdependence of political and economic change in past societies, using archaeological data to investigate how changes in political organization relate to shifts in technology, the organization of craft production, and interregional exchange. She has conducted extensive archaeological fieldwork in the Andes of South America, particularly Peru and Chile, investigating how local economies were transformed by incorporation into the Inka empire. She has published widely on both the technical and social aspects of Andean metallurgy.
Dr. Zori is currently carrying out comparative archaeological fieldwork in Italy. She is a co-director of the San Giuliano Archaeological Research Project, a Baylor study abroad program that provides undergraduates an opportunity to engage in primary research. At San Giuliano, she oversees the excavation of a medieval castle complex, investigating how ceramic production and trade in non-local glass wares provide insights into the dynamic political landscape of medieval Italy.
2011 Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles
2004 M.A. in Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles
2000 B.A. in Human Biology, Stanford University
Urbina, S., Uribe, M., Agüero, C., and C. Zori
2019 De provincia inca a repartimiento: Tarapacá en los siglos XV y XVI (Andes Centro Sur). Estudios Atacameños 61:219-252. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-10432019005000302
2019 Extracting Insights from Prehistoric Andean Metallurgy: Political Organization, Interregional Connections, and Ritual Meanings. Journal of Archaeological Research, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10814-019-09128-7.
2018 Symbolizing Imperial Affiliation in Death: Case Studies from the Inka Empire (AD 1400-1532). In Routledge Handbook of Death and the Afterlife, edited by C. Cann, pp. 43-59. Routledge; New York.
Zori, D., Zori, C., Baker, L., Ikeshoji-Orlati, V., Livingston, C., Foulton, D., and Wilken, D.
2018 From Etruscan Urban Center to Medieval Fortified Village: San Giuliano Archaeological Research Project. Antiquity project gallery PG2017120.
2018 Inka Mining and Metal Production Strategies. In The Oxford Handbook of the Inca, A. Covey and S. Alconini (eds), pp. 375-393. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
Zori, D., C. Zori, L. Baker, V. Ikeshoji-Orlati, and A. Smith
2017 San Giuliano Archaeological Research Project: Investigating Long-Term Change from Etruscan Urban Center to High Medieval Fortified Village in Lazio, Italy. Temporis SignaXI: 1-20.
Zori, C. and E. Brant
2017 Casting a Wide Net: A Social Network Analysis of Inka Roads in the Coastal Valleys of Northern Chile. In Nuevas tendencias en el estudio de los caminos [New Trends in the Study of Roads], edited by S. Chacaltana, E. Arkush and G. Marcone. Ministerio de Cultura, Lima, pp. 72-99.
Zori, C. E. Brant, and M. Uribe Rodríguez
2017 Empires as Social Networks: Roads, Connectedness, and the Inka Incorporation of Northern Chile. Ñawpa Pacha 37 (1): 1-23.