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Gordon F.M. Rakita

Full Curriculum Vitae (as PDF)

Highlights from Curriculum Vitae

Education

University of New Mexico, Ph.D. (Anthropology) with Academic Distinction, 2001
University of New Mexico, M.A. (Anthropology), 1997
University of North Carolina @ Greensboro, B.A. (Anthropology), 1993


Monographs & Books


Rakita, G. F. M.
2009    Ancestors and Elites: Emergent Complexity and Ritual Practices in the Casas Grandes Polity.  AltaMira Press (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.), Lanham, MD.

Rakita, G. F. M., J. E. Buikstra, L. A. Beck, S. R. Williams (eds.)
2005    Interacting with the Dead: Perspectives on Mortuary Archaeology for the New Millennium. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Hurt, T. D. and G. F. M. Rakita (eds.)
2001    Style & Function: Conceptual Issues in Evolutionary Archaeology. Bergin & Garvey, Westport, CT.

Buikstra, J. E., D. K. Charles and G. F. M. Rakita
1998     Staging Ritual: Hopewell Ceremonialism at the Mound House Site, Greene County, Illinois. Kampsville Studies in Archaeology and History, No. 1. Center for American Archaeology, Kampsville, Illinois.

Articles & Chapters


Rakita, Gordon F.M., Christine S. VanPool, Todd L. VanPool, and Sarah Sterling
2011     An Introduction to the 76 Draw Site, Luna County, New Mexico. In Patterns in Transition: Papers from the 16th Biennial Jornada Mogollon Conference, edited by Melinda R. Landreth, pp. 29–64. El Paso Museum of Archaeology, El Paso, Texas.

Lozada, M. C., J. E. Buikstra, G. Rakita, J. Wheeler
2009    Camelid Herders: The Forgotten Specialists in the Coastal Señorío of Chiribaya, Southern Perú. In Andean Civilization: A Tribute to Michael E. Moseley, edited by Joyce Marcus and Patrick Ryan Williams, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA, Los Angeles. Pp. 351-377.

VanPool, Todd L., G.F.M. Rakita, C.S. VanPool
2009   Cerro del Diablo: Un Sitio Multi-Componente de la Cultura Casas Grandes en la Regíon de Janos. (Cerro del Diablo: A Multicomponent Site in the Janos region of the Casas Grandes Culture.) Manuscript accepted for publication in Espaciotiempo, Revista Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, 3: 50-59.

Rakita, G. F. M.
2008   Mortuary and Non-Mortuary Ritual Practices at the Pre-Hispanic site of Paquimé (Casas Grandes), Chihuahua, Mexico. In Reanalysis and Reinterpretation in Southwestern Bioarchaeology, edited by Ann L. W. Stodder, Arizona State Museum, Anthropological Monograph Series volume 59, Arizona State University Press.  Pp. 55-79.

Rakita, G. F. M. and J. E. Buikstra
2008   Feather Waving or The Numinous?: Archaeological Perspectives on Ritual, Religion, and Ideology. An Introduction to An Archaeological Perspective on Ritual, Religion, and Ideology from American Antiquity and Latin American Antiquity, compiled by Gordon F. M. Rakita and Jane E. Buikstra, SAA Press, Washington, D.C. pp. 1-17.

Rakita, G. F. M.
2008     Ramos Black, Cults of the Dead, and Ritual Practices at Casas Grandes, Mexico. In Touching the Past: Ritual, Religion and Trade of Casas Grandes, edited by Glenna Nielsen-Grimm and Paul Stavast, Museum of Peoples & Cultures Popular Series #5, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, pp. 15-28.

Rakita, G. F. M.
2006    Ancestors and Elites: Emergent Complexity, Ritual Practices and Mortuary Behavior at Paquimé, Chihuahua, Mexico, In Religion in the Prehispanic Southwest, edited by Christine S. VanPool, Todd L. VanPool, & David A. Phillips, Alta Mira Press, Lanham, MD. pp. 219-233.

Rakita, G. F. M.
2006    Hemenway, Hrdlička , and Hawikku: An Historical Perspective on Bioarchaeological Research in the American Southwest. In Bioarchaeology: The Contextual Analysis of Human Remains, edited by J. E. Buikstra and L. A. Beck, Academic Press, Amsterdam. pp. 95-111.

Rakita, G. F. M.
2006    Phylogenetic Research Techniques & Methodological Lessons from Bioarchaeology. In Mapping Our Ancestors: Phylogenetic Methods in Anthropology and Prehistory, edited by Carl P. Lipo, Michael J. O’Brien, Mark Collard, and Stephen Shennan, Aldine Transaction Press, New Brunswick. pp.119-129.

Rakita, G. F. M. and J. E. Buikstra
2005    Introduction, In Interacting with the Dead: Perspectives on Mortuary Archaeology for the New Millenium, edited by Gordon F.M. Rakita, Jane E. Buikstra, Lane A. Beck, & Sloan R. Williams, University Press of Florida, Gainesville. pp. 1-11.

Rakita, G. F. M. and J. E. Buikstra
2005    Corrupting Flesh: Reexamining Hertz's Perspective on Mummification and Cremation, In Interacting with the Dead: Perspectives on Mortuary Archaeology for the New Millenium, edited by Gordon F.M. Rakita, Jane E. Buikstra, Lane A. Beck, & Sloan R. Williams, University Press of Florida, Gainesville. pp. 97-106

Buikstra, J. E., P. D. Tomczak, M. C. Lozada Cerna, and G. F. M. Rakita
2005*    Chiribaya Political Economy: A Bioarchaeological Perspective, In Interacting with the Dead: Perspectives on Mortuary Archaeology for the New Millenium, edited by Gordon F.M. Rakita, Jane E. Buikstra, Lane A. Beck, & Sloan R. Williams, University Press of Florida, Gainesville. pp. 66-80

Hargis, J. and Rakita, G.
2005    The More We Change, The More We Remain the Same: The Electracy Model of Teaching and LearningThe International Journal of Learning 11: 309-314.

Rakita, G. F. M. and G. R. Raymond
2003    The Temporal Sensitivity of Casas Grandes Polychrome Ceramics.  The Kiva 68(3): 153-184.

Rakita, G. F. M. and T. D. Hurt
2001    Preface. In Style & Function: Conceptual Issues in Evolutionary Archaeology, edited by T. D. Hurt and G. F. M. Rakita. Bergin & Garvey, Westport, CT. pp. xxv-xxviii.

Hurt, T. D., T. L. VanPool, G. F. M. Rakita and R. D. Leonard
2001    Explaining the Co-occurrence of Traits in the Archaeological Record: A Further Consideration of Replicative Success. In Style & Function: Conceptual Issues in Evolutionary Archaeology, edited by T. D. Hurt and G. F. M. Rakita. Bergin & Garvey, Westport, CT. pp. 51-67.