About me

Becky at Palenque 2013_low res                IMS Huipil

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University at Albany with a research emphasis in Mesoamerican archaeology. Since 2006, I have conducted archaeological fieldwork in Greece, Cyprus, Belize, Costa Rica, and Mexico. My dissertation 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 Formative 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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