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UW Anthropology Graduate Students
Research Interests: Modern Human Origins, skeletal morphology, energetics of bipedal locomotion (especially running), biocultural relationships, zooarchaeology, Northwestern Plains archaeology.
Research interests: Rod Garnett teaches classes in world music and flute at the University of Wyoming. He currently performs extensively at the University, regionally with classical guitarist Alex Komodore, nationally with the Irish Folk Ensemble Colcannon, and at the Boxwood Festival in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. In addition to teaching at the University of Wyoming he is coordinator and assistant instructor for the Wyoming Gamelan Chandra Wyoga and Sikuris de Wyoming, and is a teacher and assistant for the Boxwood Festival.Garnett studied flute with Karen Yonovitz, Larry Jordan, Geoffrey Gilbert, and Thomas Nyfenger. He has worked extensively as a free-lance musician in orchestras, jazz and chamber music ensembles, and recording studios.In addition to his duties in the Department of Music Garnett is currently pursuing a PhD in the UW Department of Anthropology. The past several years he has worked in Indonesia, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Slovakia, Moldova, and the Czech Republic, studying and documenting traditional flutes and music.Rod Garnett is a recipient of the Wyoming Governor's Arts Award. He was the 2007 University of Wyoming Presidential Speaker and in 2008 was honored with the University of Wyoming Internationalization Award.
Research interests: I am interested in cultural tourism in Japan, post-migration ethnicity, and cultural theory.
Research interests: prehistoric archaeology, paleopathology, zooarchaeology, human-animal relations, and ritual zooarchaeology. Other interests include Indo-European studies, British archaeology, developmental osteology and symbolism. So far I've done field work and lab analysis in New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, England and Romani
Research interests: My research interests include applications of GIS in archaeology and anthropology, hunter-gatherer subsistence, soil microbiology in archaeological contexts, using archaeological information to help solve contemporary world problems, and the impact of archaeology on cultural memory. I'm also a fieldwork junkie, and I have worked on academic projects, in private CRM, for the Forest Service, and as a volunteer since I was in high school.
Research Interests: The primary focus of my research to date focuses on Paleoindian subsistence behaviors in northeastern North America, particularly northern New England. Specifically I have investigated Paleoindian relationships with plant resources in the Northeast. I am also interested in lithics and flint knapping.
Research Interests: My research centers on building a conceptual framework for understanding social and communal gathering landscapes of prehistoric peoples of southeastern Colorado and northeastern New Mexico. I am interested in developing a model to explore the distribution, form and function of bedrock grinding areas as a social landscape unique in this area. I am interested in cognitive mapping, landscape knowledge and perception of the land through a study of Jicarilla narratives and other oral traditions in this region. I am currently exploring how to incorporate confocal light microscopy, GIS and photogrammetry in my research.
Research interests: My research interests include GIS predictive modeling of prehistoric archaeological sites, primarily high altitude paleoindian sites in the Rocky Mountain west.
Research Interests: mountain archaeology, landscapes, anthropology of religion, GIS, spatial analysis
Research Interests: Primarily, I am interested in the application of geographic information systems (GIS) and corresponding theory and methods to archaeological research questions. My dissertation research focuses specifically on how archaeologists integrate (or don't integrate) GIS outputs and analyses into meaningful archaeological interpretations. Other interests include the development of ‘complex' societies and social organization; archaic states; Woodland Period of the Ohio Valley; the Neolithic, Copper and Bronze Ages on the Great Hungarian Plain; and deductive versus inductive approaches to understanding the past.
Research interests: I am interested in studying Neanderthals, specifically the regional and clinal variations between distinct Neanderthal groups. My other interests include Osteology, Paleoanthropology, Post-war studies, and Genetics.
Research Interests: Paleoindian (especially Clovis) archaeology, technology, lithics, experimental archaeology, archaeological field method.
Research interests: My research interests include gender archaeology, the foodways of the Plains and Rocky Mountains, and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy. I have worked in California, the Midwest, the Mid-Atlantic, and Wyoming.
Research interests: Currently I am interested in religious change and the effects of colonialism, particularly the imposition and adoption of Christian ideals and their integration into native religions. Some regions of interest include the northwest coast of the United States, specifically cultures of the San Juan Islands and Vancouver Island, the Great Plains, and Arctic Alaska.
Research interests: Julian received his Bachelor of Arts from Texas State University in 2007. Julian's background includes working as a crewmember in three large-scale excavation projects in Central Texas, Guatemala, and Belize. He has participated in numerous survey and testing projects within Central and East Texas, as well as artifact analysis and curation projects while at the Center for Archaeological Studies. His research interests include identifying social behaviors and trends within the archaeological record among North American hunter and gatherer groups. Specifically, stone tool manufacturing skill, stone tool use, and gender roles among hunter and gatherer groups.