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Department of Archaeology

 

Biography

After completing six years of service in the US Army, I continued in academic studies and 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.

Research

My current research is examining spatiotemporal patterns in settlements within the Jomon and Yayoi Periods of prehisoric Japan to with the goal of understanding how the society adjusted to demographic shifts using a collective action framework. I hope to better understand how the society changed in order to maintain cooperation while undergoing significant increases in population and heterogeneity.

From a more general prospective, I am interested in implementing a computational framework to better understand how different forms of cooperation are implemented across various scales of interaction and in different periods of human evolution.

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: 
Built Environment
Computational and Quantitative Archaeology
Cultural Evolution

Contact Details

Affiliations

Person keywords: 
Computational Archaeology
Cooperation
Japanese Archaeology
Open Science
Subjects: 
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Themes: 
Human Evolutionary Studies
Rethinking Complexity
Geographical areas: 
East Asia
Periods of interest: 
Neolithic
Other Prehistory
Palaeolithic/Mesolithic