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Danny Sosa Aguilar

Danny Sosa Aguilar

Assistant Professor


Assistant Professor
Office Phone(909) 537-5503
Office LocationSB-302D

Office Hours

Thursday: 14:00-16:00


Danny’s current research is based on a collaborative archaeological project in Abiquiu, New Mexico. In general, his research is steeped in the practices collectively known as Indigenous Archaeology, which entails an archaeological research agenda that is defined in partnership with, organized to support, and accountable to those who lay claim to the heritage being investigated. Importantly, Danny has a history of incorporating undergraduate and graduate students into his research program while mentoring them in new archaeological methods and collaborative techniques. He has also been an effective advocate for underserved, underrepresented, and first-generation students who face unique obstacles to participating in field research programs. Danny will be teaching and mentoring primarily in the department’s MA in Applied Archaeology program.


Ph.D. in Anthropology; University of California, Berkeley

M.A. in Anthropology; California State University, Northridge

B.A. in Anthropology and Philosophy; University of California, Berkeley


ANTH 3005 Prehistory of North America

ANTH 3015 Archaeology of the Southwest

ANTH 3014/6003 California Archaeology

ANTH 3008 Indigenous Archaeology

ANTH 4021/4021L Archaeological Lab Analysis

ANTH 6021/6021L Advanced Archaeological Lab Analysis

ANTH 6005 Archaeology Research, Method, and Proposal


Indigenous Archaeology

Collaborative Based Participatory Research

Trade and Exchange

Southwest Archaeology

Research and Teaching Interests

Lithic Technology/Flintknapping

Non-Destructive Arch Methods

X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry

Cultural Resource Management

Indigenous Philosophies

Public Archaeology Through Service Learning