Graduate Student, Department of Anthropology
B.S. in Anthropology, Kennesaw State University
Paleoanthropology; Taphonomy; Zooarchaeology; Human Evolution
During my time as an undergraduate student, I participated in archaeological excavations in my home state of Georgia and in Tanzania, as well as two osteological field school sessions in Greece. These efforts furthered my interests in human evolution and osteology, and they provided me with the foundations for my future research interests, which incorporate zooarchaeology and animal behavior into the field of paleoanthropology. To that end, my undergraduate honors thesis combined current observational research with archaeological evidence indicating predation on primates by large carnivores. It is my hope that by combining these disciplines, we can gain a greater understanding of human evolution in Plio-Pleistocene Africa and how early members of the human genus interacted with the surrounding creatures and environment.