Colin Quinn

Colin Quinn
Colin Quinn

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Taylor Science Center 2008

Recent Courses Taught

Principles of Archaeology
Landscapes: People, Place, and the Past

Select Publications

  • Quinn, C.P. and J. Beck. Essential Tensions: A Framework for Exploring Inequality through Mortuary Archaeology and Bioarchaeology. Open Archaeology 2(1):18-41. 
  • Ciugudean, H. and C.P. Quinn. The End of the Wietenberg Culture in the Light of New '4C dates and its Chronological Relation Towards the Noua Culture. In Bronze Age Chronology in the Carpathian Basin. R. Nemeth, B. Rezi, and S. Berecki (eds). pp. 147-178. Bibliotheca Mvsei Marisiensis: Tîrgu Mures.
  • Quinn, C.P.. Returning and Reuse: Diachronic Perspectives on Multi-Component Cemeteries and Mortuary Politics at Middle Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Tara, Ireland. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 37:1-18. 
  • Quinn, C.P.. Signals in Stone: Exploring the Role of Social Information Exchange, Conspicuous Consumption, and Costly Signaling Theory in Lithic Analysis. In Lithic Technological Systems and Evolutionary Theory. N. Goodale and W. Andrefsky (eds.). pp. 198-222. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. 
  • Balan, G. and C.P. Quinn. Radiocarbon Dates of the Middle Bronze Age Settlement at Micesti-Cigas (Alba County, Romania). Annales Universitatis Apulensis. Series Historica 18(11):119-126. 

Professional Affiliations

Society for American Archaeology 
American Anthropological Association 
American Institute of Archaeology 
European Association of Archaeologists 
Romanian National Registrar of Archaeologists 
CREES Graduate Student Associate (University of Michigan) 
Lambda Alpha Anthropological Honors Society 

Appointed to the Faculty: 2017

Educational Background

Ph.D., University of Michigan
M.A., Washington State University
B.A., University of Notre Dame


The Crucible of Complexity: Community Organization and Social Change in Bronze Age Transylvania (2700-1315 BC)
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