About

I am an anthropological archaeologist interested in the interactions between ancient people and changing environments, transformations in settlement and land-use strategies, and landscapes of memory. I specialize in archaeological applications of geomatics including geographic information science (GIS) and remote sensing with a focus on archaeological geophysics. My research has focused on two regions: the Near East with projects in Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan where I study settlement patterns and landscapes surrounding large urban centers, and North America where I concentrate on the mound-building societies of the Eastern Woodlands region. I am currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Tübingen where I direct landscape-level remote sensing surveys of the Swabian Jura of western Germany and contribute to active research in Egypt, the Mediterranean, and the Persian Gulf.