Samantha Seyler


I am an anthropological archaeologist interested in colonialism and the dynamics of colonial frontiers. More specifically, I am interested in communities on the peripheries of colonial empires and the practices through which these communities negotiate their incorporation into colonial projects. Currently, my research focuses on local histories of colonization in the intermediate area between the Andean highlands and Amazonian lowlands of central Peru. Through this research I hope to contribute to understandings of the role of this region in histories of Andean state-building as well as broader discussions about the role of peripheral regions in colonial projects.


B.A. Anthropology, New College of Florida

Research Interests

Andean archaeology, colonialism, historical archaeology, community archaeology, cultural heritage  


Geographical Area

Graduate Status