Maria Codlin


Ph.D. Student

Boston University

Areas of interest: Zooarchaeology, GIS, Social complexity, Subsistence, Economies, Mexico, Polynesia


I study human-animal and human-landscape interactions and how they relate to social and economic structures. My previous research has involved survey, GIS and XRF analysis in Hawaii and New Zealand. I am currently involved with zooarchaeological analysis from a site in highland Mexico.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

McCoy, M.D. & Codlin, M.C. (2015) Decoding the Rock Art of Old Hawai‘i: A brief report on petroglyphs in Manukā, Ka‘ū District, Hawai‘i Island. Hawaiian Archaeology 31-43.

McCoy, M. D., Ladefoged, T. N., Codlin, M., & Sutton, D. G. (2014). Does Carneiro’s circumscription theory help us understand Maori history?: An analysis of the obsidian assemblage from Pouerua Pa, New Zealand (Aotearoa). Journal of Archaeological Science, 42(1), 467–475.

Conference Presentations

2013 M. Codlin and M. D. McCoy, Geochemical Sourcing and Inter-island Movement of Volcanic Glass in the Hawaiian Islands. Presented at the Society for American Archaeology Conference, Honolulu, Hawai‘i.

2012 M. Codlin, The first Hawaiians: The spatial signature of early settlement in Hawai‘i. Presented at Easter Island and the Pacific Conference, Santa Rosa, California