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Principal Investigator Profile
Dr Ethan Cochrane
Projects Manager, Senior Archaeologist, International Archaeological Research Institute, Inc.

2081 Young St.
HI 96826-2231
Tel: (808) 946-2548
Fax: (808) 943-0716

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Research and Teaching interests
Ceramic variation and cultural transmission analyses
Chemical characterization of materials and provenance analyses
Evolutionary theory
Archaeological method and theory
Educational Background
B.A. (Honours), Anthropology, University of Washington, 1994
M.A., Anthropology, University of Hawaii, 1998
Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Hawaii, 2004

Associated AHRC CECD Projects (Phase 2):
Project A007
Defining homologous cultural similarities among prehistoric populations of the Pacific
Project B009
Comparing reticulate and phylogenetic models of cultural evolution

Associated AHRC CEACB Projects (Phase 1):
Project 044
How has interaction influenced cultural diversity in the southwest Pacific?

Associated Publications - AHRC CECD - phase 2:
E. Cochrane and C. Lipo (2010).
Phylogenetic analyses of Lapita decoration do not support branching evolution or regional population structure during colonization of Remote Oceania .Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (B). Vol 365. 3889-3902 .
James Steele, Peter Jordan and Ethan Cochrane (eds) (2010).
Special Theme Issue: Cultural and linguistic diversity: evolutionary approaches. .James Steele, Peter Jordan and Ethan Cochrane (eds). Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 365 (1559). London: Royal Society Publishing.
Field, J.S., E.E Cochrane, and D. Greenlee (2009).
Dietary Change in Fijian Prehistory: Isotopic Analyses of Human and Animal Skeletal Material.Journal of Archaeological Science. Vol 36. 1547-1556.
Morrison, A., and E. E. Cochrane (2008).
Investigating shellfish deposition and landscape history at the Natia Beach site, Fiji.Journal of Archaeological Science. Vol 35. 2387-2399.