Affiliation: University of California, Berkeley
Christine Hastorf is Professor with the Department of Anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley, and a Fellow with both the California Academy of Sciences and the Society of Antiquities. She is also the Director of the McCown Archeobotany Laboratory and Curator of South American Archaeology at the P.A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology at UC Berkley. She received her degrees from Stanford University and UCLA (Ph.D.), and her research interests are the archaeology of political structures and social relations, paleobotany and macrobotanical remains, food and foodways, prehistoric agricultural systems, and the Andean Region of South America; she is the Director of the Taraco Archaeological Project in Bolivia. Professor Hastorf has received numerous awards for her work, including the 2012 Fryxell Award for Excellence in the Botanical Sciences in Archaeology from the Society of American Archaeology, and has published extensively.