Silvana Rosenfeld

Silvana Rosenfeld

Assistant Professor

ANTHROPOLOGY & SOCIOLOGY

East Hall 112

Phone: (605) 677-5402

Email: Silvana.Rosenfeld@usd.edu

Bio:

I am an archaeologically grounded and anthropologically informed scholar engaged with the major themes of food, ritual, and inequality. I have investigated these topics in three major areas in the Andes of South America.


Teaching Interests:

Dr. Rosenfeld's course rotation: Introduction to Archaeology (ANTH 230), Human and Animal Osteology (ANTH 435/CJUS 592), Anthropology of Food (ANTH 470), Historical Archaeology (ANTH 360/HIST392), Collapse and Questioning the Collapse of Societies (ANTH 426/SUST 426), World Regional Geography (GEO 210), World Ethnography (ANTH 470),


Research Interests:

Anthropology, archaeology, zooarchaeology, ritual, animal domestication, bone technology, food practices and nutrition, social complexity, the Wari, Chavin de Huantar, Andean South America


Education:

  • Ph D, Anthropology, Stanford University, 2011
  • MA, Anthropology, Stanford University, 2006
  • Licenciatura, Anthropology, Universidad de Buenos Aires, 2002

Grants:

  • Mobile Computing Initiative: Digital Acoustics in Archaeology, USD Center for Teaching and Learning. (2017 - 2017)
  • Investigation into the Functioning of Early Cities, National Science Foundation. Grant Role: Supporting. (2016 - 2019)
  • REU Site: Sustainable RIVER (Remediating InVasives to Encourage Resilience), National Science Foundation. Grant Role: Supporting. (2016 - 2019)
  • Curricular Transformation Grant- Diversity Accross the Curriculum, USD College of Arts and Sciences. (2016 - 2016)
  • Teaching and Learning Grant., USD Center for Teaching and Learning. (2016 - 2016)
  • Sustainable Rivers: Integrating Earth Science & Sustainability Across the Curriculum, National Science Foundation. Grant Role: Supporting. (2015 - 2016)
  • Travel Grant, USD College of Arts and Sciences. (2015 - 2015)
  • Travel Grant, USD College of Arts and Sciences. (2014 - 2014)
  • Center for Latin American Studies Working Group Grant, Stanford University. (2011 - 2011)
  • Mellon Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, Mellon Foundation. (2010 - 2011)
  • Graduate Research Opportunity Funds, School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University. (2008 - 2008)
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation. (2006 - 2009)
  • Travel Grant, USD College of Arts and Sciences. (2017)

Publications:

Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Rosenfeld, Silvana, and Bautista, Stefanie L.. An Archaeology of Rituals. In Rituals of the Past. Prehispanic and Colonial Case Studies in Andean Archaeology, edited by Rosenfeld, S and S Bautista. Denver, Colorado: University Press of Colorado, 2017.
  • Rosenfeld, Silvana, and Bautista, Stefanie. Rituals of the Past. Prehispanic and Colonial Case Studies in Andean Archaeology. In Rituals of the Past. Prehispanic and Colonial Case Studies in Andean Archaeology, edited by Rosenfeld, S and S. Bautista. Denver, Colorado: University Press of Colorado, 2017. (DOI: upcolorado.com/university-press-of-colorado/item/3152-rituals-of-the-past)
  • Rosenfeld, Silvana, and Sayre, Matthew. Llamas on the Land. Production and Consumption of Meat at Chavín de Huántar, Peru, 497-511. Vol. 27, Iss. 4. Latin American Antiquity, 2016. (DOI: 10.7183/1045-6635.27.4.497)
  • Sayre, Matthew, Miller, Melanie, and Rosenfeld, Silvana. Isotopic Evidence for the Trade and Production of Exotic Marine Mammal Bone Artifacts at Chavi?n de Hua?ntar, Peru. Edited by E. Gliozzo; Y. Bassiakos; C. Tuniz; D.Q. Fuller; J. Burger; N.J. Conard; S. Shennan; C.E. Miller, 403-417. Vol. 8. Springer: Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, 2016. (DOI: 10.1007/s12520-015-0230-y )
  • Rosenfeld, Silvana. Book Review of Centering Animals in Latin American History by Martha Few and Zeb Tortorici, editors. Duke University Press 2013.. Edited by Adi Petrushka, 116-118. Vol. 26, Iss. 2. Tel Aviv: Estudios Interdisciplinarios de America Latina y el Caribe, 2015. (DOI: http://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/1359)
  • Rosenfeld, Silvana. Guinea pig: Domestication. In Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology, edited by Claire Smith, 3172-3175. New York: Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology, 2014. (DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4419-0465-2_2209)
  • Rosenfeld, Silvana. Wealth Display and Local Power in the Wari Empire. Edited by Jerry Moore, 131-164. Vol. 32, Iss. 1. Nawpa Pacha, 2012. (DOI: 10.1179/naw.2012.32.1.131)
  • Rosenfeld, Silvana. Delicious Guinea Pigs: Seasonality studies and the use of fat in the pre-Columbian Andean diet, 127-134. Vol. 180. Quaternary International, 2008. (DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2007.08.011)

Presentations:

  • Rosenfeld, Silvana. Trade and Sacrifice: Osteometry, Skeletal Part Representation, and Paleopathology of Camelid Assemblages in the Central Andes. Presented at the 82nd Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC. (March 31, 2017)
  • Rosenfeld, Silvana. Llama Raising in the Central Andes of South America. Presented at the South Dakota Archaeological Society Annual Meeting, Vermillion, SD. (September 17, 2016)
  • Rosenfeld, Silvana. Food preparation and status: dry versus fresh at Chavin de Huantar. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, FL. (April 8, 2016)
  • Rosenfeld, Silvana. Culinary heritage and (dis)continuity: guinea pig consumption in the central Andes. Presented at the Liberal Arts International Conference, Crossing Disciplines, Crossing Borders, Doha (Qatar). (February 1, 2016)
  • Rosenfeld, Silvana. Zooarchaeological Inferences and Analogical Reasoning at Chavin de Huantar (Peru). Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, CA. (April 19, 2015)
  • Rosenfeld, Silvana. 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. (November 29, 2014)
  • Rosenfeld, Silvana. Zooarchaeology at Chavin de Huantar. Presented at the Chavin: Towards a synthesis, Stanford University, California. (January 13, 2014)
  • Rosenfeld, Silvana. Bone Tool Production and Psychoactive Plant Consumption at Chavín de Huántar.. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archaeology, Honolulu, HI. (April 3, 2013)
  • Rosenfeld, Silvana. 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. (November 14, 2012)
  • Rosenfeld, Silvana. 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. (April 18, 2012)
  • Rosenfeld, Silvana. Local Elites and Animal Meat in the Wari Empire. Presented at the Annual Meeting, Institute of Andean Studies, Berkeley, CA. (January 6, 2012)