Hugh Radde

Graduate Student



  • Zooarchaeology
  • Indigenous archaeology
  • Historical ecology
  • Environmental archaeology
  • California Channel Islands


M.A. Anthropology, University of California, Santa Barbara
M.A. Anthropology, California State University, Northridge
B.S. Social Sciences, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo


I am an archaeologist with broad interests in long-term dynamics of indigenous populations and ancient ecosystems. My dissertation research examines trans-Holocene maritime adaptations among hunter-gatherer-fishers on Santa Catalina Island, and the project is conducted in collaboration with descendent community members. I primarily use zooarchaeology methods to examine the archaeological record. In turn, these data provide important insights to human cultures regarding subsistence, paleo environment, hunting practices, fishing strategies, human-animal relations, and socio-political complexity.


Perry, Jennifer E., Christopher S. Jazwa, and Hugh D. Radde
California’s Channel Islands: Ecology, Colonization, and Exchange. In Oxford Handbook of Island and Coastal Archaeology, edited by Scott Fitzpatrick and Jon M. Erlandson. Oxford Press. (submitted)

McClure, Sarah, Emil Podrug, Jelena Jovic, Shayla Monroe, Hugh D. Radde, Nicholas Triozzi, Martin H. Welker, and Emily Zavodny
The Zooarchaeology of Neolithic Farmers: Herding and Hunting on the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia. (2022) Quaternary International. DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2022.06.013

Hugh D. Radde
Sea lion hunting strategies among late Holocene hunter-gatherer-fishers on Santa Catalina Island, California, USA. (2020, in press) Quaternary International. DOI:10.1016/j.quaint.2020.12.011

Hugh D. Radde
Sexual harassment among California archaeologists: results from the gender equity and sexual harassment survey. (2018) California Archaeology 10(2):231-255.

VanDerwarker, A.M., Brown, K.M., Gonzalez, T.A., Radde, H.D.
The UCSB Gender Equity Project: taking stock of membership, equity, harassment in California archaeology through qualitative survey data. (2018) California Archaeology 10(2):131-158.

Porcasi, Judith and Hugh D. Radde
Late Holocene occupational cycles at Toyon Bay, Santa Catalina Island, Alta California. (2017) California Archaeology 9(1):21-51.

Hugh D. Radde
Review of Foragers on America’s Western Edge: The Archaeology of California’s Pecho Coast by Terry L. Jones and Brian F. Codding. (2019) Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology 39(1):110-112.


California and Great Basin Archaeology (Instructor of Record)
Introduction to Archaeology (TA)
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (TA)
Zooarchaeology (TA)
People of the Ice Age (TA)