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Graduate Students

Landscape Archaeology and GIS

Richard Bankoff

  • Graduate Student and AGSA Treasurer

(814) 863-3869

rjb398@psu.edu

Gina Buckley

  • Graduate Student

gmb226@psu.edu

Isotope Analysis, Bioarchaeology, Mesoamerican Archaeology, Mortuary Rituals, Urbanization, Paleodemography, Migration
Human evolution, skeletal biology, bone biomechanics, physical activity, diet, trabecular bone, microCT

Eric Dyrdahl

  • Doctoral Student
  • Junior Fellow, Dumbarton Oaks
  • Profesor Auxiliar, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador

erd142@psu.edu

Economic Anthropology, Interregional Interaction, Craft Production, Geochemical Sourcing, Shellworking, Obsidian

Claire Ebert

  • Ph.D. Candidate

cebert@psu.edu

Emergence of complexity, Human-environment interaction, Formative Mesoamerica, Household and settlement archaeology, Ancient economies, Radiocarbon dating, Stable isotope analysis, geochemical sourcing, GIS and remote sensing
Craniofacial Development and Morphology

Lia Gavazzi

  • IUG Graduate Student

lmg311@psu.edu

Bianca Gentil

  • Graduate Student

bug156@psu.edu

Sara M. Getz

  • Research Assistant

smg5036@psu.edu

Skeletal Age Estimation, Human Variation, Bioarchaeology, Forensic Anthropology

Tomás González

  • Graduate Student

(814) 865-1586

tug156@psu.edu

Paleoethnobotany, Anthropogenic Landscapes

Jonathan A. Hanna

  • PhD Candidate in Archaeology

jah1147@psu.edu

Circum-Caribbean ancient human ecology-- Areas: early colonization of the Lesser Antilles (Grenada) and Classic Maya commoners (Belize). Interests: human behavioral ecology, remote sensing/GIS, domestic economies and ritual, public arch, radiocarbon

Timothy Hay

  • IUG Graduate Student

tnh5130@psu.edu

Elijah Hermitt

  • IUG Graduate Student

ejh5293@psu.edu

Heather Hilson

  • Graduate Student

hxh58@psu.edu

Sean Hixon

  • Graduate Student

szh5623@psu.edu

Emily Kate

  • Graduate Student

exk5224@psu.edu

Mesoamerican Archaeology, Bioarchaeology, Paleodemography, and Migration Studies

Kelsey Kjosness

  • Graduate Student

(814) 865-1586

kkjosness@psu.edu

Human Evolutionary and Developmental Biology

Sandra Koch

  • Graduate Student

(814) 867-0018

slk336@psu.edu

Human variation with a focus on hair microstructure and morphology, TEM, microscopy, forensic analysis

Tina Lasisi

  • Graduate Student

tpl5158@psu.edu

Human variation, hair morphology, evolution, pigmentation
Skeletal Biology; Morphological and Genetic Variation in Modern Humans; Human Anatomy; Human Evolution; Forensic Anthropology; Geometric Morphometrics
Anatomy, Functional Morphology, and Developmental Biology
Violence and Warfare, Osteology, Viking Age, Early Medieval NW Europe, GIS

Chloe McGuire

  • Graduate Student

clm80@psu.edu

Andrés G. Mejía Ramón

  • NASA Space Grant Graduate Fellow

andresgmejiar@psu.edu

Archaeometry, Geophysics, Paleohydrology, Agricultural Intensification, Mesoamerica, Remote Sensing, Complex Societies, Urbanism, Environmental Change, State Formation

Casana Popp

  • IUG Graduate Student

cmp5860@psu.edu

Catherine Roberts

  • IUG Graduate Student

cer5303@psu.edu

Talia Shirazi

  • Graduate Student

tus37@psu.edu

Functional Morphology

Suzanna (Anna) Tremblay

  • Graduate Student and AGSA President

(814) 867-0014

set190@psu.edu

Mark Van Horn

  • IUG Graduate Student

mtv5062@psu.edu

Ziyu (Raining) Wang

  • Graduate Student

(814) 867-0014

zzw117@psu.edu

Martin Welker

  • Graduate Student

(814) 867-0014

mhw126@psu.edu

Human-Environmental Interaction and Modification, Zooarchaeology, Morphometrics Agricultural Intensification, Land-Use, Evolutionary Ecology, Human Behavioral Ecology, Niche Construction

Julie White

  • Graduate Student

jdw345@psu.edu

Human facial variation and health; dysmorphological facial phenotypes; evolution of facial features; human skin pigmentation
Human-Environment Interaction, Emergence of Social Complexity, European Prehistory, Faunal Analysis, Stable Isotopes, Human & Animal Diet Modeling, Spread of Agriculture & Animal Husbandry, Mortuary Archaeology, Warfare