About

I am an anthropological archaeologist interested in the relationships between ancient peoples and the built and natural environments that surround them. I approach this through the study of transformations in settlement and land-use at various scales to find the way landscapes influenced the way people lived, as well as the ways in which people changed the landscape. To do so, I use methods from geographic information science (GIS), aerial and satellite remote sensing, and 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 also contribute to research projects in Europe and around the Mediterranean region. I am currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Tübingen where I conduct landscape-level remote sensing surveys on Bronze-Age sites of the Swabian Jura in western Germany.