José M. Capriles

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Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Dr. Capriles's research is focused on three sets of questions: (1) how did humans adapt to the changing environmental conditions of the South American Andes and Amazonia during the late Pleistocene-early Holocene transition? (2) which specific economic and ecological processes were involved in the development of early camelid pastoralism and other food production economies? and (3) how were the economic and technological organization of subsistence-scale communities impacted by the emergence and expansion of complex polities such as the Tiwanaku and Inca states? To address these problems, he conducts research in Bolivia and Chile and collaborates broadly with international interdisciplinary research teams. He is also engaged in the preservation of cultural heritage through public outreach and the active participation of indigenous and local communities in archaeological research. 

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Recent Publications

The Rise and Fall of Wiñaymarka: Rethinking Cultural and Environmental Interactions in the Southern Basin of Lake Titicaca

Bruno, M. C., Capriles, J. M., Hastorf, C. A., Fritz, S. C., Weide, D. M., Domic, A. I. & Baker, P. A., Apr 2021, In: Human Ecology. 49, 2, p. 131-145 15 p.

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Pre-Columbian transregional captive rearing of Amazonian parrots in the atacama desert

Capriles, J. M., Santoro, C. M., George, R. J., Bedregal, E. F., Kennett, D. J., Kistler, L. & Rothhammer, F., Apr 13 2021, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 118, 15, e2020020118.

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Distribution shifts in habitat suitability and hotspot refugia of Andean tree species from the last glacial maximum to the Anthropocene

Domic, A. I. & Capriles, J. M., 2021, In: Neotropical Biodiversity. 7, 1, p. 297-309 13 p.

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Plant community assembly is predicted by an environmental gradient in high-altitude wetlands in the semiarid western bolivian andes

Domic, A. I., Capriles, J. M., Meneses, R. I. & Pacheco, P., 2021, In: Mires and Peat. 27, p. 1-12 12 p., 1.

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Correction to: Landscape Engineering Impacts the Long-Term Stability of Agricultural Populations (Human Ecology, (2021), 49, 4, (369-382), 10.1007/s10745-021-00242-z)

Freeman, J., Anderies, J. M., Beckman, N. G., Robinson, E., Baggio, J. A., Bird, D., Nicholson, C., Finley, J. B., Capriles, J. M., Gil, A. F., Byers, D., Gayo, E. & Latorre, C., Aug 2021, In: Human Ecology. 49, 4, p. 383 1 p.

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Landscape Engineering Impacts the Long-Term Stability of Agricultural Populations

Freeman, J., Anderies, J. M., Beckman, N. G., Robinson, E., Baggio, J. A., Bird, D., Nicholson, C., Finley, J. B., Capriles, J. M., Gil, A. F., Byers, D., Gayo, E. & Latorre, C., Aug 2021, In: Human Ecology. 49, 4, p. 369-382 14 p.

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Cosmogenic in situ 14C-10Be reveals abrupt Late Holocene soil loss in the Andean Altiplano

Hippe, K., Jansen, J. D., Skov, D. S., Lupker, M., Ivy-Ochs, S., Kober, F., Zeilinger, G., Capriles, J. M., Christl, M., Maden, C., Vockenhuber, C. & Egholm, D. L., Dec 2021, In: Nature communications. 12, 1, 2546.

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Paleoethnobotanical evidence points to agricultural mutualism among early camelid pastoralists of the Andean central Altiplano

Langlie, B. A. S. & Capriles, J. M., Jul 2021, In: Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences. 13, 7, 107.

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End-to-end Bayesian analysis for summarizing sets of radiocarbon dates

Price, M. H., Capriles, J. M., Hoggarth, J. A., Bocinsky, R. K., Ebert, C. E. & Jones, J. H., Nov 2021, In: Journal of Archaeological Science. 135, 105473.

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The context and meaning of an intact Inca underwater offering from Lake Titicaca

Delaere, C. & Capriles, J. M., Aug 4 2020, In: Antiquity. 94, 376, p. 1030-1041 12 p.

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