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Sarah Clayton

Sarah Clayton

Archaeologist specializing in everyday life in early cities; migration; rural-urban interaction; community formation and persistence. Director of the Chicoloapan Viejo Archaeology Project in central Mexico.

Professor, Anthropology College of Letters and Science Work: 608-262-7391 Home page


  • Everyday life in early cities
  • Archaeological studies of migration
  • Teotihuacan, Mexico and its hinterland
  • The formation and persistence of post-collapse communities


  • Society for American Archaeology Dissertation Award, 2010
  • Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award, 2024