Paul Goldstein, Ph.D. (Anthropologist, UC San Diego)
4.6 – The Mystery of Puma Punku (3.16.12)
Paul Goldstein received his Ph.D. in 1989 from the University of Chicago and previously held a position in the Department of Anthropology at Dartmouth College.
His teaching and research focus on anthropological archaeology, complex societies, Latin America and Andean South America.
His research involves the study of how Tiwanaku civilization, the earliest state level polity that emerged in the important lake Titicaca region of the southern Andes, expanded, and collapsed (ca. 350-1000 AD).
Goldstein has received a variety of research funding, including grants from the National Science Foundation, Wenner-Gren, H. John Heinz III Charitable Trust, Fulbright (1999 for Ecuador), and Fulbright-Hays (1998 for Peru).