Mikael Fauvelle

Mikael Fauvelle received his B.S. in biology from the University of Washington and his M.A. in anthropology from California State University, Northridge. His research is focused on the role of long-distance trade and regional interactions in the development of complex political systems.  He addresses these issues through work on coastal chiefdoms in California, as well as with state-level societies in Mexico.  He has published articles on paleobotanical, ceramic, and lithic studies in both California and Mesoamerica.