College of Arts & Sciences Anthropology

Silvana Rosenfeld

Silvana Rosenfeld
Visiting Faculty
Anthropology, College of Arts & Sciences
UE East Hall 112
Phone: 605-677-5596
Teaching Interests:
Anthropology, Archaeology, Animal and Human Osteology, Heritage, Food studies
Research Interests:
South America, Andes, Zooarchaeology, Ritual, Animal Domestication, Bone Technology, Food Practices and Nutrition, Social Complexity, State Formation
  • Ph D, Anthropology, Stanford University, 2011
  • MA, Anthropology, Stanford University, 2006
  • Licenciatura, Anthropology, Universidad de Buenos Aires, 2002
  • Sayre, M., Miller, M., Rosenfeld, S., Isotopic Evidence for the Trade and Production of Exotic Marine Mammal Bone Artifacts at Chavi´n de Hua´ntar, Peru, Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences. (DOI: 10.1007/s12520-015-0230-y )
  • Rosenfeld, S., Book Review of Centering Animals in Latin American History by Martha Few and Zeb Tortorici, editors. Duke University Press 2013. , Estudios Interdisciplinarios de America Latina y el Caribe.
  • Rosenfeld, S., (2014), Guinea pig: Domestication, Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology, pp. 3172-3175. (DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4419-0465-2_2209)
  • Rosenfeld, S., (2012), Wealth Display and Local Power in the Wari Empire, Nawpa Pacha, vol. 32, iss. 1, pp. 131-164. (DOI: 10.1179/naw.2012.32.1.131)
  • Rosenfeld, S., (2008), Delicious Guinea Pigs: Seasonality studies and the use of fat in the pre-Columbian Andean diet, Quaternary International, vol. 180, pp. 127-134. (DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2007.08.011)
Awards and Honors:
  • Travel Grant, Arts and Science, USD, 2014
  • Working Group Grant, CLAS, Stanford University?, 2011
  • Mellon Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, Mellon Foundation, 2010
  • Graduate Research Opportunity Funds, School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University, 2008
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation , 2006
  • Rosenfeld, S. (2014, November). Meat on the Bone, Meat out of the Bone: Ch'arki and Bone Tools at Chavín de Huántar. Presented at the Comparative Studies among the Formative Period Cultures in the Andes, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka.
  • Rosenfeld, S. (2014, January). Zooarchaeology at Chavin de Huantar. Presented at the Chavin: Towards a synthesis, Stanford University, California.
  • Rosenfeld, S. (2013, April). Bone Tool Production and Psychoactive Plant Consumption at Chavín de Huántar. . Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archaeology, Honolulu, HI.
  • Rosenfeld, S. (2012, November). Caravans in Imperial Context: the Role of Camelid Caravans during the Middle Horizon in Peru.. Presented at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting,, San Francisco, CA.
  • Rosenfeld, S. (2012, April). Ritual and Foodways during the Wari Empire (AD 600-900): a Zooarchaeological Perspective. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archaeology, Memphis, TN.
  • Rosenfeld, S. (2012, January). Local Elites and Animal Meat in the Wari Empire. Presented at the Annual Meeting, Institute of Andean Studies, Berkeley, CA.