Sarah Clayton

My research is funded by the National Science Foundation, and last year I was awarded a Thomas Jefferson Grant from the French American Cultural Exchange Program under the “Make our Planet Great Again” initiative. This award supports my project “An archaeological and paleoenvironmental study of urban and agrarian sustainability in the Basin of Mexico,” which is a collaboration with colleagues at the Université Paris 1.


  1. Clayton, Sarah C. (2021) Coalescence at Chicoloapan, Mexico: Migration and the Making of a Post-Collapse CommunityIn Mobility and Migration in Ancient Mesoamerican Cities, edited by M. Charlotte Arnauld, Christopher Beekman, and Gregory Pereira, pp. 189-207. University Press of Colorado, Boulder
  2. Clayton, Sarah C. (2021) Contextualizing commerce at Teotihuacan: pottery as evidence for regional and neighborhood-scale markets. Archeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association Volume 32: 43-53. Special Issue, Urban Commerce in Ancient Mesoamerica, edited by Elizabeth H. Paris
  3. Clayton, Sarah C. (2021) Beyond the City: A Regional Perspective on Teotihuacan’s Growth in the Basin of Mexico. In Teotihuacan and Early Classic Mesoamerica: Multi-Scalar Perspectives on Power, Identity, and Interregional Relations, edited by Claudia García des Lauriers and Tatsuya Murakami, University Press of Colorado, Boulder.
  4. Clayton, Sarah C. (2020) “The Collapse of Teotihuacan and the Regeneration of Epiclassic Societies: a Bayesian Approach.” Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 59:101203.
  5. Clayton, Sarah C. “Reexamining ‘uniformity’ at Teotihuacan: Identity, handcrafting, and mass production in household ritual.” Res: Anthropology and aesthetics 71-72, (Spring-Autumn 2019): 16-24.