Department of Anthropology

Dr. Randy Haas
Assistant Professor


Ph.D. The University of Arizona, 2014
M.A. Northern Arizona University, 2003
B.A. Northern Arizona University, 2001

Website: Forager Complexity Lab

Randy Haas is archaeologist who investigates human behavior in forager societies (aka, hunter-gatherers) of the past in order to better understand human behavior in the present. Particular topics of interest include forager diets, mobility, technology, inequality, cooperation, gender, and diversity. Haas leads archaeological excavations and survey projects in the Andes Mountains of Peru and mountain regions of western North America. He also specializes in quantitative comparative approaches that integrate large datasets across North and South America.
Dr. Haas is accepting MA and PhD applications from students with interests in any aspect of forager archaeology.
Selected Publications:

Snyder, Thomas J. and Randall Haas 2023 Climate change intensified violence in the south-central Andean highlands from 1.5 to 0.5 ka. Quaternary Research. doi:10.1017/qua.2023.23

Terlep, Michael L., Francis E. Smiley, and Randall Haas 2023 Iridescent beetle adornments suggest incipient status competition among the earliest horticulturalists in Bears Ears National Monument. American Antiquity 82(1):2–19. doi: 10.1017/aaq.2022.96

Chen, Caleb, Luis Flores-Blanco, and Randall Haas 2021 Why Did Projectile-Point Size Increase in the Andean Altiplano Archaic? Latin American Antiquity. doi: 10.1017/laq.2021.70.

Kitchel, Nathaniel, Mark S. Aldenderfer, and Randall Haas 2021 Diet, mobility, technology, and lithics: Neolithization on the Andean Altiplano, 7.0-3.5 ka. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory. doi: 10.1007/s10816-021-09525-7.

Mackie, Madeline E. and Randall Haas 2021 Estimating the frequency of coincidental spatial associations between Clovis artifacts and proboscidean remains in North America. Quaternary Research 1-11. doi: 10.1017/qua.2021.1.

Haas, Randall, James Watson, Tammy Buonasera, John Southon, Jennifer C. Chen, Sarah Noe, Kevin Smith, Carlos Viviano Llave, Jelmer Eerkens and Glendon Parker 2020 Female hunters of the early Americas. Science Advances 6(45):eabd0310. doi:10.1126/sciadv.abd0310.

Haas, Randall and Steven L. Kuhn 2019 Forager mobility in constructed environments. Current Anthropology 16(4):499-535. doi: 10.1086/704710.

Lindo, John, Randall Haas, Courtney Hofman, Mario Apata, Mauricio Moraga, Ricardo Verdugo, James T Watson, Carlos Llave, David Witonsky, Enrique Pacheco, Mercedes Villena, Rudy Soria, Cynthia Beall, Christina Warinner, John Novembre, Mark Aldenderfer, Anna Di Rienzo 2018 The genetic prehistory of the Andean highlands 7,000 Years BP though European contact. Science Advances11(4): eaau4921. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aau4921.

Haas, Randall, Ioana C. Stefanescu, Alexander Garcia-Putnam, Mark S. Aldenderfer, Mark T. Clementz, Melissa S. Murphy, Carlos Viviano Llave, and James T. Watson 2017 Humans permanently occupied the Andean highlands by at least 7 ka. Royal Society Open Science 4(6): 170331. doi: 10.1098/rsos.170331.

Haas, Randall, and Carlos Viviano Llave 2015 Hunter-gatherers on the eve of agriculture:insights from Soro Mik'aya Patjxa, Lake Titicaca Basin, Peru, 8000-6700 B.P. Antiquity 89(348):1297-1312.doi: 10.15184/aqy.2015.100.



Randy Haas

Randy Haas

Assistant Professor

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