Jean-François Millaire
Department of Anthropology
The University of Western Ontario
Huaca de la Luna, Peru



After having completed a BA at Université Laval and an MSc at Université de Montréal, I received a PhD in Anthropology from the Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania & the Americas, University of East Anglia. This research was partly based on archaeological  fieldwork conducted at Huacas de Moche in the Moche Valley.

Between 2002 and 2006, while a Post-doctorate fellow at the Université de Montréal and at McGill University, I directed an archaeological research project at Huaca Santa Clara in the Virú Valley, which was supported by the Fonds Québécois de Recherche sur la Société et la Culture, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and through a Fellowship in Pre-Columbian Studies at Dumbarton Oaks (Washington, D.C.).

At Western I am currently investigating the nature of early state formation and early urbanization along the north coast of Peru. My ongoing fieldwork focuses on the polity that ruled over the Virú Valley during the Early Intermediate period (c. 200 BC-AD 800).