Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
(503) 838-8520 | email@example.com | Maaske Hall 203 | T 1-3:30, R 9:30-12
Ph.D., University of Alberta 2005 (Bioarcheology)
MAIS, OSU 1998 (Archaeology)
B.A., OSU 1992 (Anthropology)
Research: My research is in the field of bioarchaeology. I am interested in combining aspects of physical anthropology and archaeology, specifically the excavation and analysis of human remains in both archaeological and forensic contexts. I am primarily concerned with human taphonomy or all of the environmental and cultural process that influence humans from the time of death to the time of recovery. I have studied these processes at an early Bronze Age cemetery in the Lake Baikal region of Siberia. Currently, I am developing replication experiments in taphonomy in which domestic pigs are used as human analogues as well as analyzing bone from a Bronze Age cemetery in Cyprus.
Teaching: I teach Archaeology at WOU. My other teaching interests are: Osteology, Osteoarchaeology, Mortuary Archaeology, Forensic Anthropology, Physical Anthropology, Biological and Cultural Constructions of Race