My interest in China stems from an early curiosity
about my cultural heritage and from a longstanding fascination relating
to social transitions and their consequences upon human health during
China’s long history. My research interest has expanded to studies in Mongolia and the interactions between ancient pastoralists and agriculturalists. More recently, I have begun research in Nepal.
During the summers of 2001–2003, I participated
in an international project exploring Viking Age settlement at Mosfell.
As an osteologist and archaeologist, I gathered data on early Icelandic
remains. READ MORE»
I have excavated archaeological sites in Illinois (Middle Woodland)
and California, which include Middle Horizon to historic period
sites, examination of Chumash and Gabrielino skeletal populations,
and work on modern forensic cases. For my senior honors thesis
I collected skeletal health data
California collections spanning the Early to Late Horizons. READ