Research and Teaching Interests
Lifeways in early villages and cities; Mexico and Central America; cooking and cuisine; interregional interaction and exchange; material culture and identity; analysis of pottery and households.
Jennifer Carballo, PhD, specializes in the archaeology of Mexico, with particular focus on lifeways in early villages and cities. Her interests include cooking and cuisine, interregional interaction and exchange, gender and social identity, and the analysis of pottery and households. Her current research looks at the earliest villages of central Tlaxcala and the Teotihuacan Valley, which were inhabited during an important period of increasing sociopolitical complexity prior to the appearance of the first cities and states in Mesoamerica. She is a Research Associate at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology and a member of the Mesoamerican Laboratory Ceramic Type Collections Project team.