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Asia Victoria Alsgaard

Postdoctoral Fellow, Postdoctoral Fellow, SEAS Programme, SapienCE, AHKR
  • E-mailasia.alsgaard@uib.no
  • Phone+4741358169
  • Visitor Address
    Øysteins gate 3
    5007 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7805
    5020 Bergen

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.

Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2023). Caves, Wind Jewels, and Ancestors: What’s a Nice Wind Jewel Like you Doing in a Place Like This? . Mexicon. 6-23.
  • Show author(s) (2021). The Community at the Crossroads: Mammalian Exploitation and Connectivity at Tijeras Pueblo (LA 581). Kiva. 1-11.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Early Isotopic Evidence for Maize as a Stable Grain in the Americas. Science Advances.
  • Show author(s) (2020). A Meta-analysis Approach to Understanding Maya Fish Use on the Yucatán Peninsula. Journal of Ethnobiology. 499-518.
  • Show author(s) (2017). The Paleoindian Chronology of Tzib Te Yux Rockshelter in the Rio Blanco Valley of Southern Belize. Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology. 321-326.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Show author(s) (2024). The Community at the Crossroads: Artiodactyl Exploitation and Socio-Environmental Connectivity at Tijeras Pueblo (LA 581).
  • Show author(s) (2023). Animales Salvaje y Domésticos: The Environmental Consequences of Spanish Colonization in the Maya Region. 15 pages.

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