David M. Carballo

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David M. Carballo
Historian. Writer

David M. Carballo is a professor of archaeology, anthropology, and Latin American studies and assistant provost for general education at Boston University.

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David Carballo is a specialist in Mesoamerican archaeology, focusing particularly on the prehispanic civilizations of central Mexico. Currently ongoing projects at the ancient city of Teotihuacan include the Proyecto Arqueológico Tlajinga, Teotihuacan (PATT), and the Proyecto Plaza de las Columnas. The first seeks to understand urbanization, neighborhood organization, and the daily life of commoners through excavations and geophysical prospection within a southern district of the city. The second is focused on a palace compounds and is aimed at understanding the city’s political economy.

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Carballo, David M. Collision of Worlds: A Deep History of the Fall of Aztec Mexico and the Forging of New Spain. Oxford University Press, 2020.

Hirth, Kenneth G., David M. Carballo, and Barbara Arroyo (eds.). Teotihuacan: The World Beyond the City. Dumbarton Oaks and Trustees of Harvard University, 2020.

Carballo, David M. Urbanization and Religion in Ancient Central Mexico. Oxford University Press, 2016 .

Levine, Marc N., and David M. Carballo (eds.). Obsidian Reflections: Symbolic Dimensions of Obsidian in Mesoamerica. University Press of Colorado, 2014.

Carballo, David M. (ed.)Cooperation and Collective Action: Archaeological Perspectives. University Press of Colorado, 2013.

Carballo, David M. Obsidian and the Teotihuacan State: Weaponry and Ritual Production at the Moon Pyramid. University of Pittsburgh Memoirs in Latin American Archaeology No. 21. Center for Comparative Archaeology, Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh, and Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2011.

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