historical archaeology, archaeology of Spanish colonialism, political economy, ethnohistory, food history
Ph D Anthropology
New Orleans, LA
University of Chicago
University of Chicago
CAS Excellence Award for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement of the Year
Illinois State University
Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
Sampeck, K. Ancient Quelepa, Colonial San Miguel: How a Heritage of Shifting Cultural Frontiers and Boundaries Encouraged Rogue Colonialism in Eastern El Salvador. Geoffrey Braswell (EDs), The Maya and Their Central American Neighbors: Settlement Patterns, Architecture, and Ceramics. Routledge Press (2014)
Fowler, W., & Sampeck, K. Homenaje a Tom Charlton. Patricia Fournier-Garcia (EDs), Feschrift Tom Charlton. UNAM: 35.
Sampeck, K., & Schwartzkopf, S. Introduction: Consuming Desires in Mesoamerica. Substance and Seduction: Ingested Commodities in Early Modern Mesoamerica. University of Texas Press
Sampeck, K., & Thayn, J. Translating Tastes: A Cartography of Chocolate Colonialism. Substance and Seduction: Ingested Commodities in Early Modern Mesoamerica. University of Texas Press
Sampeck, K. Substance & Seduction: Ingested Commodities in Early Modern Mesoamerica. University of Texas Press
Journal Article, Academic Journal
SAMPECK, K. Cacao Biology, Chocolate Culture: A Superfood. June Erlick (EDs). ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America XVI.1 (2016): 4-9.
Thayn, J.B, K. Sampeck, and M. Spaccapaniccia. (2016) Refining Hernando de Soto’s route using Electric Circuit Theory and CircuitScape. Professional Geographer. 68(4) 595-602.
Sampeck, K. Chronology and Use of Guatemalan Maiolica: Ceramics as Reducción in the Izalcos Region of El Salvador. Historical Archaeology 48.4 (2015): 18-49.
Sampeck, K., Thayn, J., & Earnest, Jr, H. Geographic Information System Modeling of De Soto’s Route from Joara to Chiaha: Archaeology and Anthropology of Southeastern Road Networks in the Sixteenth Century. American Antiquity 80.1 (2015): 46–66.
Sampeck, K. Making the Municipio: Political Geographies in Colonial Guatemala. David Robinson (EDs). . Journal of Latin American Geography 13.2 (2014): 153-179.
A Pre-Columbian and Colonial History of Cacao Grading. Northwest Chocolate Festival. Northwest Chocolate Festival. (2016)
Cacao Wealth, Contraband, and Afro-Central American Material Life in the Homeland of Chocolate, 1580-1615. Archaeology Lecture Series. Harvard University. (2016)
Cherokee Cartographic Identity from the Sixteenth through the Late Eighteenth Century. American Indian Seminar Series. Newberry Library. (2016)
Cherokee Landscape Archaeology as Community Action. ACHS 2016 - What does heritage change. ACHS. (2016)
Historia rota: Colonialism, Evidence, and Cherokees. Annual meeting. American ANthropological Association. (2016)
How Chocolate Came to Be. Archaeology Lecture Series. University of Massachusetts, Boston. (2016)
How Chocolate Came to Be. Archaeology Lecture Series. Haffenreffer Museum, Brown University. (2016)
Peripatetic Porcelain: Ming Dynasty Crow Cups and Klapmuts in Colonial Guatemala. Annual meeting. Society for Historical Archaeology. (2016)
Sixteenth-century Pacific piracy, citizenship, and the role of Afro-Central Americans in colonial Guatemala. DRCLAS Fellow's Forum. Harvard University. (2016)
Spanish American Aphrodisiacs: Colonizing Beauty, Desire, and Fertility in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century. annual meeting. American Society for Ethnohistory. (2016)