Graduate Student, Department of Anthropology
B.A. in Classical Studies and Archaeology, minor in Anthropology, University of North Carolina
Prehistoric archaeology; zooarchaeology; diet and subsistence; taphonomic studies
Kristen Welch received her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Classical Studies and Archaeology. She has extensive field experience at several different sites in Greece and Peru over a wide range of time periods (2400BC-1500AD). She plans to join Dr. Pante in Tanzania as she prepares for her masters thesis here at CSU. Her current research endeavors include experimental butchery projects which test scenarios relating to accessing and distributing meat and its potential socioeconomic implications for prehistoric populations. Kristen’s interests include the distribution of resources and their social correlates, and diet/subsistence and its affect on identity.