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Department of Archaeology

 

Biography

  • PhD Archaeology, Encounter Project, University of Cambridge, UK, 2019—Present
  • MSc Computational Archaeology (Distinction), University College London, UK 2016—2017
  • BA Anthropology, Minors in History and Middle Eastern Languages, McGill University, 2010—2014

Research

I am a computational archaeologist, with interests in the use of quantitative analysis, modelling in archaeology, and cultural evolution. I am a part of the Encounter Project, which is looking at the Jomon-Yayoi transition in Japan and the migration of people and culture occurring throughout this period. My part in the project is to explore the environmental conditions at the Jomon-Yayoi transition. I will be analysing climatic, soil, and pollen data to reconstruct landcover during the period, as well as modelling the suitability and productivity of rice and millet agriculture throughout Japan and its relation to demography during this transition.

I have previously modelled urban tissue using cellular automata based on theories of Medieval Islam architecture and compared with that of the Early Islamic city of Merv, Turkmenistan.

Teaching and Supervisions

Research supervision: 

Supervisors: Dr Enrico Crema, Dr Akihiro Yoshida (Kagoshima University)

Advisors: Dr Marco Madella (University Pompeu Fabra)

Job Titles

PhD Student in Archaeology

General Info

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

Affiliations

Person keywords: 
Computational Archaeology
Japanese Archaeology
Modelling & Agent-based Simulations
Subjects: 
Archaeology
Biological Anthropology
Themes: 
Rethinking Complexity
Geographical areas: 
Central Asia
East Asia
Periods of interest: 
Medieval
Neolithic