- Visitor AddressØysteins gate 35007 Bergen
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I am a SEAS Programme post-doctoral fellow at the University of Bergen SFF Centre for Early Sapiens (SapienCE) and Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies, and Religion in Bergen, Norway.
I am an anthropological archaeologist who specializes in zooarchaeology, or the study of animal remains. My research focuses on why and how people decide to include or remove wild animals in their diet and the relationship of these decisions to climatic change and habitat availability. Regionally, I have worked in the U.S. southwest and Mesoamerica spanning the Paleoindian to Colonial periods.
For my postdoctoral research, I am identifying changes in the coastal environment and human harvesting practices of fish and seals during the Middle Stone Age and Late Stone Age along the southern Cape of South Africa using stable isotope analyses. I will also use these data to address present day issues in marine sustainability along the southern Cape.
- (2023). Caves, Wind Jewels, and Ancestors: What’s a Nice Wind Jewel Like you Doing in a Place Like This? . Mexicon. 6-23.
- (2021). The Community at the Crossroads: Mammalian Exploitation and Connectivity at Tijeras Pueblo (LA 581). Kiva. 1-11.
- (2020). Early Isotopic Evidence for Maize as a Stable Grain in the Americas. Science Advances.
- (2020). A Meta-analysis Approach to Understanding Maya Fish Use on the Yucatán Peninsula. Journal of Ethnobiology. 499-518.
- (2017). The Paleoindian Chronology of Tzib Te Yux Rockshelter in the Rio Blanco Valley of Southern Belize. Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology. 321-326.
- (2023). Animales Salvaje y Domésticos: The Environmental Consequences of Spanish Colonization in the Maya Region. 28-42. In:
- (2023). Questioning Rebound: People and Environmental Change in the Protohistoric and Early Historic Americas. The University of Utah Press.
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