Biographical Sketch of Go Matsumoto
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Office Address

Department of Anthropology
Southern Illinois University
1000 Faner Dr., Rm. 3525
Carbondale IL 62901-4502 USA

Contact to: gocito@siu.edu

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Education

Professional Appointments

Research Interests

  • Complex societies in the Central Andes; historical archaeology in the Southern Illinois; archaeology of death and ancestors; archaeology of religion and ritual; mortuary archaeology; identity and ethnicity; prehistoric foodways; interactions between El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and society; archaeological applications of GIS and remote sensing techniques; archaeological sciences

Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

EXTERNAL

INTERNAL

  • 2005-2007, 2009, 2012-2013; Travel Grant; SIUC; $275-750

Publications

THESIS

MANUSCRIPTS IN PROGRESS

  • Matsumoto, Go. n.d. A Compositional Signature of Multicraft Production?: Food Vessels from the Middle Sicán Great Plaza. In Ceramics of the Indigenous Cultures of South America: Production and Exchange, edited by Michael D. Glascock, Hector Neff, and Kevin J. Vaughn. Univ. of New Mexico Press.
  • Matsumoto, Go. n.d. Middle Sicán Great Plaza: An Arena for Sociopolitical Competitions. In Andean Plazas: Materiality, Performance, and Society, edited by Axel E. Nielsen and Go Matsumoto. Cambridge Univ. Press.
  • Matsumoto, Go and Axel E. Nielsen. n.d. Introduction to the Andean Plazas: Exploring the Public Spaces for Social Gatherings and Performances. In Andean Plazas: Materiality, Performance, and Society, edited by Axel E. Nielsen and Go Matsumoto. Cambridge Univ. Press.
  • Wagner, Mark J., Go Matsumoto, Kayeleigh Sharp, Jonathan Remo, and Dylan A. Maughn. n.d. The Power of Place: Ritual Landscapes Within Southern Illinois. In Science and Religion in the Archaeology of the American Mid-Continent, edited by Brad H. Koldehoff and Timothy R. Pauketat. Univ. of Alabama Press.

JOURNALS

  • Matsumoto, Go. 2008. GIS in Archaeological Theory. Journal of Computer Archaeology 13(2):25-6
  • Shimada, Izumi, Go Matsumoto, Rafael Segura. 2006. 記憶の中の死者とその尊厳 (The Dead in Memory and Their Veneration: A Perspective from the Excavation of the Cemetery in Front of the Pachacamac Temple). Chaski 33:37-48. Genjin-sha, Tokyo.

BOOK CHAPTERS

  • Shimada, Izumi, Haagen D. Klaus, Rafael Segura, and Go Matsumoto. 2015. Living With The Dead: Conception and Treatment of the Dead on the Central and North Coast of Peru. In Between the Living and the Dead: Cross-Disciplinary and Diachronic Perspectives, Volume 1: Andes, edited by Izumi Shimada and James Fitzsimmons. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.
  • Matsumoto, Go. 2014. El culto a los ancestros: aproximación y evidencia. In Cultura Sicán: Esplendor preincaico de la costa norte, edited by Izumi Shimada, pp. 195-215, Fondo Editorial del Congreso del Perú.
  • Matsumoto, Go. 2009. 新しいはじまりに向けて: 2008年発掘シーズンより (Towards a New Beginning: Insights from the PAS2008 Field Season). In Precursor of the Inka Empire: The Golden Capital of Sicán, edited by I. Shimada, K. Shinoda and M. Ono, pp. 397-400. Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Matsumoto, Go. 2009. Fill in the Gap between Theory and Practice: Making a GIS-based Digital Map of Pachacamac. In Tools of the Trade: Methods, Techniques and Innovative Approaches in Archaeology, edited by Jayne Wilkins and Kirsten Anderson, pp. 217-235, University of Calgary Press.
  • Matsumoto, Go. 1994. 日本語格助詞"に"と"で"の比較考察: 日本人の空間認識とアイデンティティ (A Comparative Study of Japanese Case Particles “ni” and “de”: Spatial Recognition and Identity of Japanese People). In Semantics Vol.3, edited by Misato Tokunaga, pp.66-98. Kanda University of International Studies, Japan.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

  • Kondo, Yasuhisa, Go Matsumoto, Yoichi Seino, Takayuki Ako, Wataru Fukui, Makoto Sugiura, Tomokatsu Uozu, and Hiroshi Yamaguchi. 2012. A Union of Dispersed Knowledge and People: Achievements of Archaeo-GIS Workshop 2007-10. In Revive the Past: Proceedings of the 39th Conference in Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Beijing, China. 12-16 April 2011, edited by M. Zhou, I. Romanowska, Z. Wu, P. Xu, and P. Verhagen, pp. 334-342. Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam.
  • Kondo, Yasuhisa, Takayuki Ako, Inne Heshiki, Go Matsumoto, Yoichi Seino, Masayoshi Takeda, and Hiroshi Yamaguchi. 2011. FIELDWALK@KOZU: A Preliminary Report of the GPS/GIS-Aided Walking Experiments for Re-Modeling Prehistoric Pathways at Kozushima Island, East Japan. In On the Road to Reconstructing the Past, edited by E. Jerem, F. Redő and V. Szeverényi. Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, April 2nd - 6th, 2008, Budapest. Archaeolingua, Budapest, Hungary.

Oral Presentations

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES (WITH INVITATION)

  • Go Matsumoto. 2016. Was Huacas de Sicán a Pilgrimage Center?: A compositional Analysis by INAA of Food Vessels from the Middle Sicán Great Plaza. Paper to be presented at the 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, April 6 - 10th, 2016, Orlando, FL.
  • Go Matsumoto. 2014. Middle Sicán Great Plaza: An Arena for Sociopolitical Competitions. Paper to be presented at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, April 23rd - 27th, 2014, Austin, TX.
  • Go Matsumoto. 2013. Eating and Drinking with the Dead: Commensal Hospitality for Integrating People in the Multiethnic Society during the Middle Sicán Period (ca. AD 950-1100). Paper presented at the 78th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, April 3rd - 7th, 2013, Honolulu, HI.
  • Go Matsumoto. 2012. Quotidian daily meals or occasional group feasts?: Large-scale food preparation and consumption at the Great Plaza of the Middle Sicán capital, northern North Coast of peru. Paper presented at the 77th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, April 18th - 22nd, 2012, Memphis, TN.
  • Matsumoto, Go. 2009. Sicán Ancestor Cult: Approach and Evidence. Paper presented at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, April 22nd - 26th, 2009, Atlanta, GA.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES (VOLUNTARY)

  • Matsumoto, Go and Izumi Shimada. 2011. Reassessing the "Ceremonial Plaza" on the North Coast of Peru. Paper presented at the 76th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, March 30th - April 3rd, 2011, Sacramento, CA.
  • Kondo, Yasuhisa, Takayuki Ako, Inne Heshiki, Go Matsumoto, Yoichi Seino, Masayoshi Takeda, and Hiroshi Yamaguchi. 2008. FIELDWALK@KOZU: A Preliminary Report of the GPS/GIS-Aided Walking Experiments for Re-Modeling Prehistoric Pathways at Kozushima Island, East Japan. Paper presented at the 36th Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, April 2nd - 6th, 2008, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Shimada, Izumi, Gabriela Cervantes, Carlos Elera, Katsutomo Kato, Go Matsumoto, Elvis Mondragón, and Hirokatsu Watanabe. 2007. Organization and Variability among Middle Sicán Elite Burials in Peru. Paper presented at the 72nd Annual Meeting of Society for American Archaeology, April 25 - 29th, 2007, Austin, TX.

DOMESTIC/REGIONAL CONFERENCES (WITH INVITATION)

  • Go Matsumoto. 2013. Preliminary results from a GIS study of the Mound City Naval Base (1861-1874). Paper presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Illinois Archaeological Survey, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.
  • Go Matsumoto. 2013. Living with the Dead: The Nature and Transformation of the Sican Ritual Ceremonies. Paper presented at the Semi-Annual Round-Table Conference of the Japan Society for Studies of Ancient America, July 29th, 2013, Museum of Kyoto, Japan.
  • Kondo, Yasuhisa, Takayuki Ako, Yoichi Seino, Yoshimasa Takeda, Inne Heshiki, Go Matsumoto, and Hiroshi Yamaguchi. 2008. 伊豆・神津島におけるGPS フィールド歩行実験(第1報)(Preliminary Results of the GPS-Based Walking Experiments at Izu-Kozushima). Paper presented at the 25th Semiannual Meeting of Japan Society for Archaeological Information, March 22nd - 23rd, 2008, Doshisha University at Kyotanabe, Kyoto, Japan.
  • Matsumoto, Go. 2007. 考古学理論史におけるGISの位置付けと今後の展望: アメリカ考古学の視点から (GIS in Archaeological Theory: Retrospect and Prospect). Paper presented at the 24th Semiannual Meeting of Japan Society for Archaeological Informatics, September 29 - 30th, 2007, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan.

DOMESTIC/REGIONAL CONFERENCES (VOLUNTARY)

  • Go Matsumoto. 2015. A Compositional Analysis of Food Vessels from the Middle Sicán Great Plaza. Paper presented at 43rd Annual Meeting of Midwest Conference of Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory, Nashville, TN.
  • Wagner, Mark and Go Matsumoto. 2015. Ironclads and Indian Mounds: The U.S. Mississippi River Squadron Naval Base at Mound City, Illinois. Paper presented at the SHA 2015 Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology, January 6-11, 2015, Seattle, WA.
  • Wagner, Mark and Go Matsumoto, Kayeleigh Sharp, Mary R. McCorvie, and Heather Carey. 2014. The Power of Place: Ritual Landscape and Wetlands Within Southern Illinois. Paper presented at the Midwestern Archaeological Conference, October 2-4, Champaign, IL.
  • Go Matsumoto. 2012. Chicha Libation at the Great Plaza of the Middle Sicán Capital. Paper presented at the 31st Annual Northeast Conference on Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory, October 20th - 21st, 2012, Boston, MA.
  • Go Matsumoto, Fukutaro Kudo, Rie Maruyama. 2012. A patterned distribution of stamped design motifs on paleteada vessel fragments in the Great Plaza of the Middle Sicán capital. Paper presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on Andean and Amazonian Archaeology and Ethnohistory, February 25th - 26th, 2012, Chicago, IL.
  • Shimada, Izumi and Go Matsumoto. 2011. Water, Fire, and Huaca: Rituals of Regeneration and Ancestor Veneration in the Sicán Culture. Paper presented at the 76th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, March 30th - April 3rd, 2011, Sacramento, CA.
  • Matsumoto, Go. 2010. Finding Ancestors in Archaeological Record: A Response to Whitley's "Too Many Ancestors". Paper presented at 38th Annual Midwest Conference on Andean and Amazonian Archaeology and Ethnohistory, February 20th - 21st, 2010, Fort Wayne, IN.
  • Matsumoto, Go. 2009. An Enduring Ritual Tradition at the Site of Sicán: From An Agency/Practice-Based “Bottom-Up” Perspective. Paper presented at 37th Annual Midwest Conference on Andean and Amazonian Archaeology and Ethnohistory, March 21st - 22nd, 2009, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Shimada, Izumi, Gabriela Cervantes, Carlos Elera, Rafael Segura, and Go Matsumoto. 2007. Rethinking Funerary Analysis in Andean Archaeology: Perspective from Sicán and Pachacamac. Paper presented at the 35th Annual Midwest Conference on Andean and Amazonian Archaeology and Ethnohistory, February 10 - 11th, 2007, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.
  • Segura, Rafael, Izumi Shimada, and Go Matsumoto. 2006. Living with the Dead: Conception and Treatment of the Dead at Pachacamac. Paper presented at the 34th Annual Midwest Conference on Andean and Amazonian Archaeology and Ethnohistory, February 25 - 26th, 2006, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.
  • Matsumoto, Go. 2005. Fill in the Gap between Theories and Our Reality: GIS-Based Digital Map Production of the Site of Pachacamac. Paper presented at the 38th Annual Chacmool Archaeological Conference, “Tools of the Trade: Methods, Techniques, and Innovative Approaches in Archaeology,” November 10-13th, 2005, University of Calgary, Canada.

COLLOQUIUMS

  • Matsumoto, Go. 2012. The Ideological Function of the Middle Sicán Ancestor Cult, Northern North Coast of Peru. Paper presented at the Fellows’ Research Reports, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collections, Washington, D.C.
  • Matsumoto, Go. 2009. GIS Training for Archaeologists: Revisited. Paper presented at Finding Bridges Colloquium, February 4th, 2009, Department of Anthropology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.
  • Matsumoto, Go. 2007. GIS Training for Archaeologists. Paper presented at Finding Bridges Colloquium, August 31st, 2007, Department of Anthropology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.

PUBLIC LECTURES (WITH INVITATION)

  • Matsumoto, Go. 2016. すべてを包括する視点を手に入れる~「異なるもの」への人類学的アプローチ (Pursuit for a Holistic Perspective: An Anthropological Approach to "Others"). Public lecture presented at the Otaru University of Commerce Library
  • Matsumoto, Go. 2013. Integrative Role of Ancestor Veneration Cult at the Site of Sicán, Peru. Public lecture presented at the Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • Matsumoto, Go. 2009. シカンの宗教信仰: 2006および2008年フィールド調査の結果から (Sicán Religious Belief: Insights from the PAS 2006 and 2008 Field Seasons). Public lecture presented at the opening of the exhibition “Precursor of the Inca Empire: The Golden Capital of Sicán” at the National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo.

Poster Presentations

REGIONAL CONFERENCES (WITH INVITATION)

REGIONAL CONFERENCES (VOLUNTARY)

Fieldwork/Laboratory Experience

FIELDWORK

  • April - May 2015 (3 weeks); Survey, Hoosier National Forest, IN
  • February - March 2015 (5 weeks); Survey, Shawnee National Forest, IL
  • July - August 2008 (5 weeks); Excavation of ritual contexts at the southern edge of the Grand Plaza at the site of Sicán in the middle La Leche valley, northern North Coast of Peru, Sicán Archaeological Project
  • October 4 - 8th, 2007 (5 days); Field Experiment to examine the validity of the algorithm of GIS-based least-cost path calculation in Kozu Island, Tokyo, Japan, Archaeo-GIS Workshop
  • July - December 2006 (20 weeks); Excavation of a dynastic cemetery at the west base of Huaca Loro Temple at the site of Sicán in the middle La Leche valley, northern North Coast of Peru, Sicán Archaeological Project
  • July - September 2005 (7 weeks); Excavation of the funerary contexts dating from Middle Lima (ca. A.D. 300-500) to Ychsma-Inka (late 15th to early 16th century) in the Sacred Precinct (Sector I) at the site of Pachacamac (Peruvian central coast), Pachacamac Archaeological Project
  • June - July 2004 (7 weeks); Ground-truth checking and GCP measurements for digital site mapping at the site of Pachacamac (Peruvian central coast), Pachacamac Archaeological Project
  • June - August 1999 (8 weeks); Excavation of the 1000-year old Middle Sicán multi-craft workshop (A.D. 900-1,100) at the site of Huaca Sialúpe (Peruvian north coast), Sicán Archaeological Project

LABORATORY

  • August 2013 - May 2014 (30 weeks); Creation of GIS-aided archaeological database for the projects at Mound City and Fountain Bluff, IL
  • August 2013 - May 2014 (30 weeks); Digital site mapping of Crenshaw House, IL
  • June - September 2011 (15 weeks); Analysis of the ceramics recovered from the excavation in 2008 at the National Museum of Sicán, Ferreñafe, Peru
  • July - August 2010 (6 weeks); Analysis of the ceramics recovered from the excavation in 2008 at the National Museum of Sicán, Ferreñafe, Peru
  • January - May 2005 (15 weeks); Analyses of ceramics excavated at Oaxaca barrio in Teotihuacan, Mexico
  • August - December 2004 (15 weeks); 3D digital mapping of Oaxaca barrio in Teotihuacan, Mexico
  • January - May 2004 (15 weeks); Digital site mapping of Pachacamac in the Lower Lurín Valley, Peru

Teaching Experience

INSTRUCTOR

  • Fall 2015 - Spring 2016; Japanese Language, Colegio Mundo de Alegría, Hamamatsu, Japan
  • Fall 2011 - Spring2012; ANTH104 (Human Experience), Department of Anthropology, SIUC, IL
  • Fall 2008 (Co-Teaching with Tamira Brennan); AN382 (Theory and Method in Archaeology), Department of Foreign Languages and Anthropology, SEMO, MO

TEACHING ASSISTANT

  • Fall 2012; ANTH202 (America's Diverse Cultures), Department of Anthropology, SIUC, IL
  • Spring 2010 - Spring2011; ANTH104 (Human Experience), Department of Anthropology, SIUC, IL
  • Spring 2006 (Guest Lecturer); ANTH430F (Andean Archaeology), Department of Anthropology, SIUC, IL

Service

  • 2015-present; Editorial Advisory Board for Peruvian Archaeology, Yamagata University Institute of Nasca
  • 2001-2002; Committee on Public Information, Japan Society for Studies of the Ancient America (JSSAA)

Synergistic Activities

  • 2013; A guest lecture “What is Archaeology?” at the Hyde-Addison Elementary School, Washington, D.C.
  • 2011; Translation of an English article into Japanese for an upcoming edited volume on the Inca Empire; Inca Conceptions of Life, Death and Ancestor Worship by Peter Kaulicke.
  • 2010; An article contributed to the newsletter of Herend Owl Club, Tokyo: 中央アンデスの自然が育んだ多様な先史文化 (Diverse Prehistoric Cultures Nurtured in the Microenvironements of the Central Andes).
  • 2010; An article contributed to the newsletter of Herend Owl Club, Tokyo: ペルー北海岸のモチーカ美術におけるフクロウ (Owls in the Representational Arts of Mochica, North Coast of Peru).
  • 2009; An article contributed to Chaski 40:18-19: "お楽しみはこれからだ": 終わりなき探求の旅へ ("You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet": The Beginning of Endless Endeavor of Archaeological Research).
  • 2009; An article contributed to the ewsletter of Japan Society for Studies of the Ancient America (JSSAA): "Preliminary Results from Recent Reaserches."
  • 2009; Gallery talks for the exhibition "Precursor of the Inca Empire The Golden Capital of Sican" at the National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo.
  • 2009; A short article contributed to a leaflet for the exhibition "Precursor of the Inca Empire The Golden Capital of Sican" at the National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo: "Archaeology as a Comprehensive Discipline."
  • 2007-present; Production and maintenance of the official website of the Sicán Archaeological Project.
    http://www.sican.org/
  • 2005-present; Production and maintenance of the official website of the Pachacamac Archaeological Project.
    http://www.pachacamac.net/
  • 2007; Production of the official website of the 35th Annual Midwest Conference on Andean and Amazonian Archaeology and Ethnohistory, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, 2007.
    http://www.pachacamac.net/midwest/

Professional Memberships