Joe Bagley joined the Boston City Archaeology Program in 2011 as the fourth City Archaeologist since 1983. Bagley curates a growing repository of archaeological collections currently housed at the City Archaeology Laboratory, acts as the review and compliance agent for below-ground cultural resources in the city, educates the public in archaeology through a number of city programs, manages Rainsford Island, and manages the Archaeology Programs social media platforms. Joe received his Bachelor's Degree in Archaeology from Boston University and a Master’s Degree in Historical Archaeology... Read more about Community Archaeology in Boston: Digging Boston's Chinatown
Dr. Elizabeth H. Paris is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Calgary. Her research focuses on Mesoamerican archaeology, particularly the pre-Hispanic Maya, the archaeology of urbanism, high-skill craft production, and ancient commerce. She directs the “Economic Networks of Tenam Puente Project,” with Roberto López Bravo and Gabriel Lalo Jacinto. Her research also includes technical analysis of archaeological materials, including stone tools, faunal remains and ancient metals. Her recent journal articles have been published in the Journal of... Read more about Monitoring the Ancient Maya Marketplace: A View from Tenam Puente, Chiapas, Mexico
Dr. Sarah Baitzel is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis. She received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of California San Diego. After spending many years investigating the politics of death and identity in ancient Andean complex societies, her more recent work includes directing two research projects that focus on agropastoralism and state collapse. The first project is situated in the Sama valley on the far south coast of Peru tracing agropastoralism in the wake of Tiwanaku state collapse at the end of the 1st millennium A.D.; the second... Read more about Moving Up, Moving Down, Moving On: Lowland Agropastoralism in the Wake of Tiwanaku State Collapse (11th-12th c. A.D.)
“Archaeology of the Invisible” a talk by Assistant Professor, Christina Warinner
“Research on Wild Bonobos at Kokolopori” a talk by Assistant Professor, Martin Surbeck
“Introduction to the Evolutionary Neuroscience Lab” a talk by Assistant Professor, Erin Hecht
Christina Warinner studies the long and complicated relationship between humans, their food, and their microbes. In doing so, her group studies not only the food cultures and microbiomes of people today but also the microscopic and biomolecular traces of foods and microbes...