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Department of Archaeology



I received a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Anthropology with a minor in Psychology from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs in 2016. Afterward I proceeded to study Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology (MSc) at the University of Oxford and graduated in 2018. I am currently pursuing my PhD in Archaeology here at the University of Cambridge with a focus on the Jomon and computational methods. 


My current research is examining spatiotemporal patterns in settlements within the Jomon Period of prehisoric Japan to with the goal of better understanding the Kanto Middle Jomon Phenomenon. My research aims to incorporate uncertainty into analyses of settlement patterns, inequality, and continuity/discontinuity within the archaeological record.

I also have side interests in Neanderthals and the evolution of human cognitive capacities.

Teaching and Supervisions

Research supervision: 

Supervisor: Dr Enrico Crema

Advisors: Prof Simon Kaner and Dr Eric Gjesfjeld

Other Professional Activities

Organizer for Computational and Digital Archaeology Lab Seminar series along with Dr Andreas Angourakis.

Member of Gonville and Caius College.

Job Titles

PhD Student in Archaeology

General Info

Not available for consultancy
Research Expertise / Fields of study: 
Computational and Quantitative Archaeology
Cultural Evolution

Contact Details

cbs41 [at]


Person keywords: 
Computational Archaeology
Japanese Archaeology
Open Science
Settlement Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Environment, Landscapes and Settlement
Human Evolutionary Studies
Rethinking Complexity
Geographical areas: 
East Asia
Periods of interest: 
Other Prehistory