Jacob Bongers, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate (previously held)
Boston University College of Arts and Sciences

Jacob Bongers is an anthropological archaeologist with a Ph.D. in archaeology from the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA. He employs multidisciplinary methodologies built around archaeological science and digital archaeology to investigate how Indigenous communities confront social and environmental change. His doctoral research examined how groups configured ritualized behaviors to deal with imperial conquest in southern Peru. His current research explores how Indigenous communities in highland and coastal Peru mitigate climatic hazards and conflict in everyday life. Prior to joining BU, Bongers conducted archaeological fieldwork in Portugal, Chile, Ethiopia, Oman, and Peru.

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  1. Bonjgers JL, Muros V, O'Shea C, Mejia JG, Cooke CA, Young M, Barnard H . Painting personhood: Red pigment practices in southern Peru. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology. 2023. View Publication
  2. Bongers JL, Mejia JG, Harper TK, Seidensticker S. Assembling the dead: human vertebrae-on-posts in the Chincha Valley, Peru. Antiquity. 2022. View Publication
  3. Bongers JL, Nakatsuka N, O'Shea C, Harper TK, Tantaleán H, Stanish C, Fehren-Schmitz L. Integration of ancient DNA with transdisciplinary dataset finds strong support for Inca resettlement in the south Peruvian coast. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020 Aug 04; 117(31):18359-18368. PMID: 32661160; PMCID: PMC7414190; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2005965117;
  4. Bongers JL. Water, Geography, and Aksumite Civilization: The Southern Red Sea Archaeological Histories (SRSAH) Project Survey (2009–2016). African Archaeological Review. 2020. View Publication
  5. Bongers JL. Beta Samati: discovery and excavation of an Aksumite town. Antiquity. 2019. View Publication
  6. Bongers JL. Communities of weavers: A methodology for analyzing textile and cloth production. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. 2018. View Publication
  7. Bongers JL. Demographic Analysis of a Looted Late Intermediate Period Tomb, Chincha Valley, Peru. Andean Past. 2016.
  8. Bongers JL. If a picture is worth a thousand words…3D modelling of a Bronze Age tower in Oman. World Archaeology. 2014. View Publication
  9. Bongers JL. Landscapes of death: GIS-based analyses of chullpas in the western Lake Titicaca basin. Journal of Archaeological Science. 2012. View Publication

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