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Sachiko Sakai

Title: Lecturer
Phone: (562) 985-1916
Office: F05-231

Education History

Ph.D. Department of Anthropology, UCSB, 2014
M.A. in Anthropology, CSULB, 2001
B.A. in History, Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Japan, 1989


Courses Taught

ANTH 140 Introduction to Archaeology
ANTH 313 World Prehistory

Research Focus and Teaching Specialties

Archaeology of Southwest US. Ceramic production and exchange, Ceramic source study, Luminescence dating, Chemical compositional analysis, Evolutionary archaeology, Field school near the Grand Canyon.


Selected Publications

  • Sakai, S. 2009 Explaining Change in Production and Distribution Pattern of Olivine Ceramics in the Arizona Strip and Adjacent Areas in the American Southwest.
  • In Proceedings of the 2007 Three Corners Conference, edited by M. Slaughter, S. Daron, E Jansen, and K. Sprowl. Nevada Archaeological Association.
  • Larson. D.O., S. Sakai and H. Heff. 2005 LA-ICP-MS as a Bulk Chemical Characterization Technique: Comparison of LA-ICP-MS, MD-ICP-MS, and INAA Data on Virgin Branch Anasazi Ceramics.
  • In Laser Ablation ICP-MS in Archaeological Research, edited by R. J. Speakman and H. Neff, pp. 94-103. University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque.
  • Kennett D.J., S. Sakai, R. Gossett, H. Neff and D.O.Larson. 2002 Compositional Characterization of Prehistoric Ceramics: A New Approach Journal of Archaeological Science 29, pp443-455.