Catherine Cameron

Catherine Cameron is an archaeologist who works primarily in the American Southwest.  She studies the origins of the state through an examination of the large regional center that formed around Chaco Canyon in northwest New Mexico.  She has examined this question from both inside Chaco Canyon and from Chaco’s hinterland which covered an area the size of Ireland.  Her work has included excavations at the Bluff Great House site in southeastern Utah and a broad, comparative study of the role of captive-taking in the creation of power