Kolb, Charles C.

  • Sandra L. López VarelaEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51726-1_3467-1

Basic Biographical Information

Charles C. Kolb, “Charlie,” now a retired archaeologist, was a program officer for National Endowment for the Humanities (1991–2012) responsible for research and archival and library development projects. Charlie grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania, where he was born in 1940. After high school, he enrolled at The Pennsylvania State University and joined the Air Force ROTC program (1959–1962), preparing students to become officers while earning a college degree, which he obtained in 1962. These early studies trained him in navigation and aerial photo interpretation, chemistry, and history. After completing undergraduate studies, he submitted his dissertation, “Classic Teotihuacán Period Settlement Patterns in the Teotihuacán Valley, Mexico,” and received a PhD from Penn State in 1979. William T. Sanders and Frederick R. Matson, who were members of his graduate committee, and by Louis B. Dupree, guided his professional career.

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  1. Arnold, D.E. 2014. A professional and personal view of Charles K. Kolb. In Social dynamics of ceramic analysis: New techniques and interpretations, ed. S.L. López Varela, 1–3. Oxford: Archaeopress.Google Scholar
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  4. Kolb, C.C. 1997. Analyses of archaeological ceramics from classic period Teotihuacán Mexico, AD 150–750. In Materials issues in art and archaeology V, Symposium proceedings, ed. P.B. Vandiver, J.R. Druzik, J.F. Merkel, and J. Stewart, vol. 462, 247–262. Pittsburgh: Materials Research Society.Google Scholar
  5. Kolb, C.C. 2008. Petrographic analysis of Afghanistan ceramics: Neolithic through the Iron age. In Materials issues in art and archaeology VIII, Symposium proceedings, ed. P.B. Vandiver, F. Casadio, B. McCarthy, R.H. Tykot, and J.L. Ruvalcaba Sil, vol. 1047, 147–174. Pittsburgh: Materials Research Society.Google Scholar
  6. Kolb, C.C., and L.M. Lackey. 1988. A pot for all reasons: Ceramic ecology revisited: Papers dedicated to Frederick R. Matson. Philadelphia: Temple University, A Special Publication of Ceramica de Cultura Maya.Google Scholar

Further Reading

  1. Kolb, C.C., ed. 1988. Ceramic ecology revisited 1987: The technology and socioeconomics of pottery, BAR international series. Vol. S-436. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports.Google Scholar
  2. Kolb, C.C., ed. 1989. Ceramic ecology 1988: Current research on ceramic materials, BAR international series. Vol. S-513. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports.Google Scholar
  3. Lopez Varela, S.L., ed. 2014. Social dynamics of ceramic analysis: New techniques and interpretations. Oxford: Archaeopress.Google Scholar
  4. Lopez Varela, S.L., ed. 2017. Innovative approaches and explorations in ceramic studies. Oxford: Archaeopress.Google Scholar
  5. Matson, F.R., ed. 1965. Ceramics and man. Chicago: Aldine Publishing Company.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Facultad de Filosofía y LetrasUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoCiudad de MéxicoMexico

Section editors and affiliations

  • Claire Smith
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  1. 1.Department of ArchaeologyFlinders UniversityAdelaideAustralia