About me

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I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University at Albany with a research emphasis in Mesoamerican archaeology. I am currently a Junior Fellow in Pre-Columbian Studies at the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection of Harvard University. Since 2006, I have conducted archaeological fieldwork in Greece, Cyprus, Belize, Costa Rica, and Mexico. I am currently director of the Izapa Household Archaeology Project. My research applies results from my excavations of commoner houses at the early Mesoamerican city of Izapa (Chiapas, Mexico), to investigate a period of great cultural change across Mesoamerica, the Preclassic to Classic period transition (300 BC-AD 400). In addition to my research with Mesoamerican archaeology, I have also worked with ancient food systems and plant remains, museum anthropology, and the application of 3D methods to cultural heritage. I encourage you to explore the various pages of this site to learn more about this work.

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