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Rosemary Joyce, professor of anthropology

Rosemary Joyce

Rosemary Joyce is a professor of anthropology at UC Berkeley and an archeologist who has conducted fieldwork in Honduras since 1977. Her research interests include ceramic analysis, household archaeology, and sex, gender and the body, interests unified under the heading of social archaeology, not coincidentally the title of a journal of which she is a founding editor.

She would like to be known for changing fixed ideas about sex and gender, but is resigned to being known for her work on the early history of chocolate. Her publications include Ancient Bodies, Ancient Lives (2008); Embodied Lives: Figuring Ancient Egypt and the Classic Maya (2003); The Languages of Archaeology: Dialogue, Narrative, and Writing (Blackwell, 2002); and Gender and Power in Prehispanic Mesoamerica (University of Texas, 2001). She received her PhD in anthropology from the University of Illinois-Urbana in 1985.

Posts by Rosemary Joyce

10-1-13Science & Technology: What's on your mind?Why fund studies of Maya architecture instead of saving lives?
7-19-13Politics & Law: What's on your mind?A 165 year-long struggle for women’s rights continues
5-5-13Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?New Worlds Older: Native Americans in 1494 Vatican Fresco
4-23-13Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?For women in science, it’s still chilly out there
2-17-13Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Jupiter Hammon should be a household name
12-26-12Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Maya presence
12-11-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Lets party like it’s Baktun 13 (or the end of the world)
11-2-12Science & Technology: What's on your mind?Two hurricanes and two networks
10-16-12Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Why are gas prices so high?
9-3-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Taking a stand on General Custer — in New Mexico?
6-28-12Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Now it’s time to learn what the Affordable Care Act really does
6-7-12Science & Technology: What's on your mind?Good science, big hype, bad archaeology
5-19-12Politics & Law: What's on your mind?The U.S. ‘War on Drugs’ and Honduras’ Miskito people
4-27-12Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Why would anyone claim UC doesn’t teach American history?
4-12-12Politics & Law: What's on your mind?How to lie with statistics: Job losses, women, and presidential candidates
11-27-11Politics & Law: What's on your mind?There’s something happening here…
11-20-11Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Pepper spray
10-23-11Energy & Environment: What's on your mind?(Somewhat) skeptical science finds evidence for global warming
9-25-11Politics & LawPolitics & Law: What's on your mind?Public protest, media, and economic justice
8-18-11Arts, Culture & HumanitiesArts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Politics and Archaeology, Russian Style
6-7-11Politics & Law: What's on your mind?A Supreme Ruling: more than 41,000 winners
3-25-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Art, authenticity, and the market in Precolumbian antiquities
3-17-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Prehispanic chocolate in the pueblos of the U.S. Southwest
3-1-11Politics & Law: What's on your mind?There is power in a union
2-18-11Politics & Law: What's on your mind?(Bad) history in the making in Wisconsin? UPDATED
2-14-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Chocolate: for Valentine’s Day
2-4-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Of people and things: Egyptian protest and cultural properties
1-15-11Business & Economics: What's on your mind?Bitter chocolate news
12-29-10Science & Technology: What's on your mind?Anthropology: Engaged social science in a changing world
12-9-10Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Good news and bad news for higher education
11-24-10Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Turkey day
11-7-10Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Landslide, tsunami, or pendulum?
11-2-10Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Sanity or fear? We decide.
9-27-10Business & Economics: What's on your mind?Immigration and the economy: Everything you believe is wrong
9-11-10Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?On grief, rage, and commemoration
9-3-10Science & Technology: What's on your mind?What a research university is all about
8-23-10Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Fear of the Other: An anti-American position
8-4-10Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Judge Walker rules Proposition 8 unconstitutional
7-27-10Science & Technology: What's on your mind?Global warming, archaeology, and skeptical scientists
7-11-10Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?What makes us human?
7-1-10Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Berkeley’s role in a legal decision with “huge” implications
6-26-10Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Dead babies, brothels, contraception and presentist history
6-19-10Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?“Lady Di of the 10th century?”: Poor Eadgyth!
6-10-10Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Cleopatra and other powerful women
6-5-10Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Art, Decay, and Archaeology
5-9-10Science & Technology: What's on your mind?All in the (human) family?
5-6-10Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Politics, British-style: Imagine an anthropologist could be elected
4-28-10Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Arizona’s border, all of our civil rights
4-21-10Distinguished Teachers at UC Berkeley 2010Great teaching can happen in many different ways…
4-16-10Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?What does archaeology have to do with health care reform?
3-11-10Taxes and higher ed in CaliforniaWhy can’t a university education be sold cheaper?
3-6-10Multitasking in the classroomMultitasking makes a classroom
2-13-10Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Chocolate, anyone? Happy Valentine’s Day…
2-9-10Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Learning is breaking out all around
2-9-10Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Learning is breaking out all around
1-23-10Massachusetts vote and health care reformReading tea leaves in Massachusetts
1-23-10Haiti and effective foreign aidDon’t demonize Haiti (or any other nation)
1-23-10Is academia liberal?Define “liberal”; define “academic”…
12-22-09Memorable books read this yearA different view of 20th century history
11-21-09Google books impact on researchFuture scholarship needs better distribution and common formats
11-9-09Arts and economic recoverySustaining the Spirit: A new New Deal for the arts
10-12-09Sendak's The Wild ThingMissing mass culture