Anthony DeLuca

Doctoral Student Anthony DeLuca

Advisor: Jason Yaeger


Dissertation Topic: Labor organization and architectural energetics for the construction of monumental public architecture in a corporate society. Specifically I examine how elites and commoners within the Teuchitlan culture of Jalisco, Mexico (300 BC – 450/500 AD) negotiated labor for the construction of guachimontones, bullseye-shaped structures, despite elites and commoners seemingly sharing similar household conditions.

Research Interests: Interests include architectural energetics, labor organization, power and status, monumentality, iconography, sacred landscape, public archaeology, and remote sensing. Skills include archaeological graphic documentation (drawing artifacts), AutoCAD, ArcGIS, and a basic understanding of Nahuatl (language of the Mexica/Aztec) and Maya hieroglyphics.


DeLuca, Anthony James. In press. Dual Labor Organization Methods for the Construction of Monumental Architecture in a Corporate Society. In Architectural Energetics in Archaeology: Analytical Expansions and Global Explorations edited by Elliot M. Abrams and Leah M. McCurdy. Routledge Publishing. Abingdon, United Kingdom.

DeLuca, Anthony James. 2018. From Cooperation to Competition: An Architectural Energetics Analysis of Labor Organization for the Construction of Circle 2 at Los Guachimontones, Jalisco, Mexico. Paper presented at the 83rd annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington D.C., April 12th, 2018.

DeLuca, Anthony James. 2017. Architectural Energetics and the Construction of Circle 2, Los Guachimontones, Jalisco. Thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado Denver.

DeLuca, Anthony James. 2016. An Architectural Energetics Analysis of Ceremonial Architecture from the Teuchitlán Culture of the Highland Lakes Region of Jalisco, Mexico. Paper presented at the 81st annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida, April 7th, 2016.

DeLuca, Anthony James. 2014. Excavation Drawings and Maps. Proyecto Arqueológico Teuchitlán. Informe de Laboratorio 2014, edited by Christopher S. Beekman. pp. 18-20. Report presented to the Director of the Proyecto Arqueológico Teuchitlán.


Research Location:  Teuchitlan, Jalisco, Mexico

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