Hugh Radde

Graduate Student



  • Zooarchaeology
  • Environmental archaeology
  • California


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. 


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.