M.A. in Anthropology, Colorado State University
Dr. Michael Pante
Merve studied with Dr. Pante and focused on taphonomy during her time at CSU. Her thesis work assessed the effects of fluvial abrasion on bone surface modifications using high-resolution 3-D scanning. She plans to do more research about the effects of fluvial processes on bone surface modifications. Merve aims to start teaching in the Department of Anthropology at Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Turkey.
Note to Current Students
It was a wonderful experience for me to be a part of the Department of Anthropology at CSU. First and foremost, I would like to convey my gratefulness to my advisors, Dr. Michael Pante and Dr. Michelle Glantz, for their encouragement and guidance during my graduate education. I was far away from my country and my family, but the people in our department were always supportive.