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Erika Radewagen
Archaeological Research Facility
2251 College Ave.
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720

As a doctoral candidate in archaeology at the University of California, Berkeley, I am currently working on my dissertation research in Manu’a, American Samoa. My research,
O Le Fale Samoa Archaeological Project (OLFSAP), focuses on the spatial organization of the prehistoric Samoan house (or fale in Samoan) and how this spatial organization may reflect prehistoric Samoan social organization.

My area of technical specialty within the field is micromorphology, which was first brought to my attention in a course taught by Dr. Wendy Matthews of Cambridge University. I am applying this methodological technique to archaeological contexts throughout the Pacific.

I received my M.A. in Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley, and my B.A. in Anthropology from Northwestern University.

I have participated in archaeological research throughout Polynesia as well as across the continental United States.

To get in touch with me, please note my field address is as follows:

Erika Radewagen
P.O. Box 6397
Pago Pago, AS 96799


Naruta, A., C. MacDonald, and E. Radewagen. 2000. Micromorphology in archaeology: A pilot project in California. Paper presented as part of "Current Research at Alta California's Presidios," a symposium at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Society for California Archaeology, Riverside, California.

Radewagen, E. with M.J. Kolb. 1997. Na heiau o Kahikinui: The temples of Kahikinui. In P.V. Kirch, ed., Na Mea o Kahikinui: Studies in the Archaeology of Kahikinui, Maui, Hawaiian Islands, pp. 61-77. Oceanic Archaeological Laboratory, Special Publication No.1. Berkeley: Archaeological Research Facility.

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