2022-2024 Alumn

I am a Bayesian archaeologist whose research couches animal domestication into broader ecological relationships between human communities and local plant and animal populations. I study this through animal bones recovered from archaeological sites and isotopic analyses of these bones to model how populations and their behaviors changed in response to human hunting and herding. I use Bayesian inference to relate these different kinds of datasets together, relying on prior information from modern animals and studies to model how local animal populations adapted to human-dominated environments.