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Curriculum Vitae

 

Current Position (2013-present)

Postdoctoral Fellow
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Department of Human Evolution
Leipzig, Germany

 

Education

2013

PhD, Archaeology, Durham University (UK)
Thesis: “Hunting Dogs as a Global Foraging Adaptation to Early Holocene
Temperate Environments”
Supervisors: Peter Rowley-Conwy, Mike Church

2008

Bachelors of Arts (Honors),Anthropology, Portland State University

 

Research Interests

  • Human-environment interactions
  • Zooarchaeology
  • Dog domestication
  • Early human-dog interactions
  • Palaeoparasitology
  • Hunting adaptations

 

Research Collaborations and Fieldwork

2013-

G. Larson (Durham University), K. Dobney (University of Aberdeen)
Deciphering Dog Domestication through a Combined Ancient DNA and Geometric Morphometric Approach (NERC UK- funded project)

2011-

N. Bicho (Universidade do Algarve)
Mesolithic Muge Shell Middens Project

2011

A. Matsui (Kyoto University)
Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties
Visiting Researcher

2010-

M. Church (Durham University)
Mesolithic Outer Hebrides Project

2010

Illinois State Museum Research and Collections Center
Archaeology Research Intern

2008

Fort Vancouver, National Park Service (US)
Archaeology Research Intern

 

Grants, Awards and Fellowships

2012

Postgraduate Student of the Year (Dept. of Archaeology, Durham University)

2012

John Crump Studentship (British Association for Japanese Studies)

2012

Dienje Kenyon Fellowship (Society for American Archaeology)

2012

Postgraduate Studentship (British Association for Japanese Studies)

2011

The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation Grant

2011

The Japan Foundation Study Support Grant

2011

Tweedie Exploration Fellowship (University of Edinburgh)

2010 - 2013

Ustinov College Travel Award

2010, 2011

Rosemary Cramp Award (Durham University)

2010, 2011

Workshop Bursary (Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK)

2010

Research Dialogue Leader Grant (Durham University)

2010

R. Bruce McMillan Research Internship (Illinois State Museum)

2010

Graduate School Conference and Events Grant (Durham University)

2010

Birley Bursary (Durham University)

2009

Public Archaeology Grant (U.S. Forest Service)

 

Teaching

2010 - 2012

Department of Archaeology, Durham University
Introduction to Archaeology (teaching assistant)
Applied Archaeological Methods (teaching assistant)
Scientific Methods in Archaeology (teaching assistant)

2010

Linfield College Oregon, USA
Zooarchaeology, Bachelor Island Archaeology Field School (teaching assistant)

2009

Portland State University Oregon, USA
Zooarchaeology, Parrett Mountain Archaeology Field School (teaching assistant)

2008 - 2009

Department of Anthropology, Portland State University
Archaeological Method and Theory (teaching assistant)

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

 

Reviewer

  • Journal of Archaeological Science
  • Journal of Ethnobiology
  • BioEssays

 

Organizer

2013

“Old Dogs, New Tricks: Current Research into Dogs in the Past” Symposium organizer and chair. Society for American Archaeology 78th Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, 3-7 April.

2012

“Where the Wild Things Are: Recent Advances in Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Research” Two day conference. Department of Archaeology, Durham University. 24-25 March.

2012

“Beyond Domestication: The Archaeology of the Human/Dog Relationship” Symposium organizer and chair. Society for American Archaeology 77th Annual Meeting, Memphis, Tennessee, 18-22 April.

2011

Postgraduate Research Seminar Series
Department of Archaeology, Durham University

2010 - 2012

Palaeolithic-Mesolithic Research Discussion Group
Department of Archaeology, Durham University

 

Selected Media

2013

“What-Ifs and What-Is: The Role of Speculation in Science” The New York Times. 24 May 2012.

2012

“Where Do Dogs Come From? Animals’ Genetics Origins Hard to Trace, Scientists Say” The Huffington Post. 22 May 2012.

2012

“Deeper Digging Needed to Decode a Best Friend’s Genetic Roots” The New York Times. 21 May 2012.

2011

“Modern dogs have ‘little in common’ with ancient breeds” BBC News. 21 May 2012.

2010 - 2012

Burying Man’s Best Friend, With Honor. Science 329(5998): 1464-1465.

 

Professional Membership

Society for American Archaeology (SAA)

International Council for Archaeozoology (ICAZ)

Professional Zooarchaeology Group (PZG, English Heritage)

British Association for Japanese Studies (BAJS)


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