Alan L. Kolata

Alan L. Kolata is Bernard E. and Ellen C. Sunny Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology and of Social Sciences at the University of Chicago. He earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University.

Professor Kolata’s research interests include comparative work on agroecological systems, human-environment interactions, the human dimension of global change, agricultural and rural development, and archaeology and ethnohistory, particularly in the Andean region.

Representative Publications

Day, Mary Beth, et al. “Middle to Late Holocene Initiation of the Annual Flood Pulse in Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia.” Journal of Paleolimnology 45.1 (2011): 85-99.

Kolata, Alan L. “Before and After Collapse Reflections on the Regeneration of Social Complexity.” After Collapse: The Regeneration of Complex Societies (2010): 208-221.

Dillehay, Tom D., and Alan L. Kolata. “Long-Term Human Response to Uncertain Environmental Conditions in the Andes.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 101.12 (2004): 4325-4330.

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