Melissa VogelAssociate Professor
Office: 123C Brackett Hall
Personal Website: http://business.clemson.edu/PAEP/
Introduction to Anthropology (four-fields approach)
ProfileDr. Melissa Vogel is an Assoc. Professor of Anthropology at Clemson University. She has worked at various sites in Latin America since 1995, including Nicaragua, Belize and Peru. She currently directs Project El Purgatorio on the north coast of Peru, the proposed capital of the Casma polity. This project focuses on the development of Andean cities and the effects of urbanism on the local populace. Taking a public interest approach to archaeology is an essential aspect of her projects, which work closely with local Peruvian communities. Her previous research examined frontiers and border zones in ancient Peru. In addition to her primary focus of Anthropology, Dr. Vogel has a background in Women\'s Studies and experience working in Applied Anthropology.
Archaeology of the Americas, Urbanism, Sex and Gender, Public Interest Anthropology, Heritage Tourism, Origin and Development of Complex Societies, Space and Place, Religion and Ritual, Warfare, Archaeological Theory and Method, General Anthropology
2013 Vogel, Melissa A. and Robyn Cutright
“Gender Prehistory in South America.” In Companion to Gender Prehistory, edited by Diane Bolger, pp.585-607. West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell Publishers.
2012 Vogel, Melissa A.
“Chan Chan” and “The Chimu State.” In The Oxford Companion to Archaeology, 2nd ed., edited by Neil Asher Silberman, pp 285-286, 291-293. New York: Oxford University Press.
2012 Pacifico, David and Melissa A. Vogel
“Archaeological Sites, Modern Communities, and Responsible Tourism.” Annals of Tourism Research Vol. XX, No. XX, p 1588-1611.
2012 Vogel, Melissa A.
Frontier Life in Ancient Peru. University Press Florida.
2011 Vogel, Melissa A.
“Style and Interregional Interaction: Ceramics from the Casma Capital of El Purgatorio.” Ñawpa Pacha: a Journal of Andean Archaeology 31(2): 201-224.
2011 Vogel, Melissa A. and David Pacifico
“Arquitectura de El Purgatorio: Capital de la Cultura Casma.” ANDES 8: Boletín del Centro de Estudios Precolombinos de la Universidad de Varsovia, edited by Milosz Giersz and Ivan Ghezzi, pp. 357-397. Lima: Instituto Frances de Estudios Andinos.
2009  Vogel, Melissa A. and Percy Vilcherrez
“Proyecto Arqueológico El Purgatorio: Datos Preliminares.” Sian Revista Arqueológica 12(18):21-32.