Education 2015-M.A. in Anthropology, UC Davis 2012-B.S. in Anthropology, UC Davis
Biography I am a paleoanthropologist exploring human evolution from a zooarchaeological perspective. My major research interests include Neandertal subsistence strategies, Paleolithic archaeology, zooarchaeological theory and methods, and foraging theory.
Currently, my work focuses on the Middle Paleolithic archaeological record of southwest France, where I investigate how Neandertal hunting and prey processing decisions interacted with mobility and technology on a glacial landscape. My dissertation research centers on the faunal remains from Quina Mousterian (a Middle Paleolithic stone tool variant) levels at three sites: Roc de Marsal, Pech de l’Azé IV, and Jonzac. In conjunction with lithics data, I will look for patterns in the faunal remains that I hope will elucidate the connection between subsistence/settlement strategies and stone tool production.
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