Research Alumni

The following individuals studied or worked in the Environmental Archaeology Program for an extended period. This list is still preliminary, and we will soon be adding visiting researchers and photos. If you are/know of an alumnus not currently listed or have information regarding an almunus, please let us know. We welcome additional photos, publications, and research updates.

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Anderson, Elyse
Degree: M.A. Anthropology, 2009
Thesis Title: Exploring Maya Ritual Fauna: Caves and the Proposed Link with Contemporary Hunting Ceremonialism
Graduate Student: Maya zooarchaeology (2006-2009), SE USA zooarchaeology (2009-present)
EA Employee: Maya zooarchaeology (2007-2008)
Current Research: Southeastern US Archaeology Program, UF

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Bell, Austin
Degree: M.A. Museum Studies, 2012
EA Employee: Archaeobotany curation, Southeastern USA
Current Affiliation: Curator of Collections at Marco Island Historical Society

Boekenoogen, Jen
EA Volunteer: Maya zooarchaeology (2007-2008)

Boothby, Stephanie
EA Employee: Archeaobotany curation, Southeastern USA (2010)

Brown, Claudia
EA Employee: Archaeobotany curation, Southeastern USA (2010)

Brown, Kaylee
EA Volunteer: Haitian zooarchaeology (2012)

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Carlson, Lisabeth A.
Degree: Ph.D Anthropology, 1999
Dissertation Title: First Contact: The Coralie Site, Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands
Current Affiliation: Contractor, SEARCH

Church, Krista
EA Employee: Archaeobotany curation, Southeastern USA (2009)

Cohen, Andrea
EA Employee: Archaeobotany curation, Southeastern USA (2007-2009)

Cumbaa, Steve
Degree: Ph.D Anthropology/Geology/Zoology, 1975
Dissertation Title: Patterns of Resource Use and Cross-Cultural Dietary Change in the Spanish Colonial Period
Current Affiliation: Faculty, Canadian Museum of Nature
Email: scumbaa@mus-nature.ca

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Daniels, Rosie
EA Employee: Zooarchaeology curation, Southeastern USA (2011-2012)

Derisma, Magda
EA Employee: Curation (2005-2007)

Desjardens, Sean
EA Employee: Zooarchaeology, Southeastern USA (2005-2006)

Drake, Lesleyanne
EA Employee: Archaeobotany curation, Southeastern USA (2012)

Dubbin, Adam
EA Volunteer: Maya archaeobotany (2004-2005)

duChemin, Geoff
Degree: M.A. Anthropology, 2005
Thesis Title: Animal Use and Exploitation at the Palmetto Junction Archaeological Site, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies
Graduate Student: 2005-Present
EA Employee: Caribbean, Southeastern US, and Maya zooarchaeology (2005-2006)
Current Research: Caribbean zooarchaeology, UF Ph.D Candidate

deFrance, Susan
Degree: Ph.D Anthropology, 1993
Dissertation Title: Ecological imperialism in the south central Andes: Faunal data from Spanish colonial settlements in the Moquegua and Torata valleys
Current Affiliation: Faculty, University of Florida Department of Anthropology
Email: sdef@ufl.edu

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Ellison, Tria
Degree: M.A. Anthropology, 2009
Thesis Title: Identifying Social Structure through Spatial Patterning at Bayview, A Weeden Island Coastal Community in Northwest Florida
Current Affiliation:

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Fellows, Kristin
EA Employee: Archaeobotany (2004-2005)

Fradkin, Arlene
Degree: Ph.D Anthropology, 1988
Dissertation Title: Reconstructing the folk zoological world of past cultures: The animal semantic domain of the protohistoric Cherokee Indians
Current Affiliation: Faculty, Anthropology, Florida Atlantic University
Email: afradkin@fau.edu

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Garner, Brooke
Degree: B.A. Anthropology, 2002
Honors Thesis Title: On the Possible Prehistoric Domestication of the Caribbean hutia, Isolobodon portoricensis

Ghebregiorgis, Merih
EA Volunteer: Zooarchaeology (2005-2006)

Graham, Sarah
EA Employee: Archaeobotany curation; archaeobotany Southeastern USA (2004-2007)

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Hale, Howard Stephen
Degree: Ph.D Anthropology, 1989
Dissertation Title: Prehistoric subsistence strategies and settlement patterns in the Lake Okeechobee basin of the south Florida peninsula
Current Affiliation: Faculty, Georgia Southern University, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Email: steve_hale@georgiasouthern.edu

Hare, Lizzy
Degree: M.A. Anthropology, 2011
Thesis Title: Integrating Archaeobotany and Zooarchaeology at the Classic Maya Site of Motul de San Jose, Guatemala
Current Affiliation: Graduate Student, University of California Santa Cruz

Huang, Kim
EA Employee: Curation (2006-2008)

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Ives, Erin
EA Volunteer: Maya zooarchaeology (2008-2009)

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Jones, Sharyn
Degree: Ph.D Anthropology, 2004
Dissertation Title: The socioeconomics of rank in late prehistoric and contemporary Fiji: An exploration of ethnographic and archaeological indicators
Current Affiliation: Faculty, Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Email: sharynj@uab.edu

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Kavountzis, Erol
Degree: M.A. Anthropology, 2009
Thesis Title: Evaluating Cave Use through Spatial Analysis of Animal Remains from Maya Caves in Guatemala and Belize
EA Employee: Maya zooarchaeology (2006-2008)

Kay, Michael
Degree: M.A. Anthropology, 2010
Thesis Title: Zooarchaeology and Human-Environment Interactions at Pre-Columbian Sitio Drago, Panama
EAP Museum Research: Zooarchaeology and human-environment relationships at a Pre-Columbian village site in Pre-Columbian Bocas del Toro, Panama; zooarchaeology at the Moche site of Pampa Grande in the northern coast of Peru.
Current Research: My current research projects include the cultural preservation, community-based revitalization, and historical archaeology at California's historic sites and neighborhoods, including Spanish-era missions and ranches, ethnic districts, and well-known cultural areas that have included Downtown Fresno, Downtown Los Angeles, parks throughout Los Angeles, and Missions San Buenaventura and La Nuestra Señora de la Soledad (two of the 21 original Spanish missions out here), among other sites.

Keifer, Renee
EA Employee: Archaeobotany curation, Southeastern USA (2010)

Kemppanion, Kim
EA Employee: Curation (2005-2006)

Kozuch, Laura
Degree: Ph.D Anthropology, 1998
Dissertation Title: Marine shells from Mississippian archaeological sites
Current Affiliation: Illinois Transportation Archaeological Research Program
Email: lkozuch@illinois.edu

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Leaker, Greg
EA Employee: Archaeobotany curation, Southeastern USA (2005-2008)

Lima, Diana
EA Employee: Archaeobotany curation (2004)

Luer, George
Degree: Ph.D Anthropology, 2008
Dissertation Title: Mound building and subsistence during the late Weeden Island Period (ca. A.D. 700--1000) at Big Mound Key (8CH10), Florida
Current Affiliation: Department of Environmental Protection, Florida

Luque, Fernando
EA Employee: Curation (2007-2008)

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Marrinan, Rochelle
Degree: Ph.D Anthropology, 1979
Dissertation Title: Ceramics, Mollusks, and Sedentism: The Late Archaic Period on the Georgia Coast
Current Affiliation: Faculty, Anthropology, Florida State University
Email: rmarrina@fsu.edu

Mathurin, Kim
EA Employee: Curation (2006-2007)

McEwan, Bonnie G.
Degree: Ph.D Anthropology, 1988
Dissertation Title: An archaeological perspective of sixteenth century Spanish life in the Old World and the Americas
Current Affiliation: Florida Department of State, Mission San Luis Executive Director
Email: Bonnie.McEwan@DOS.MyFlorida.com

McVey, Amanda
EA Employee: Curation (2011)

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Newsom, Lee Ann
Degree: Ph.D Anthropology, 1993
Dissertation Title: Native West Indian plant use
Current Affiliation: Faculty, Anthropology, Penn State University
Email: lan12@psu.edu

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Odorizzi, Tara
EA Employee: Southeastern USA zooarchaeology (2005-2007)

Olson, Elizabeth J.
Degree: BA Anthropology and Geology, 2011
Honors Thesis Title: Zoometric Breed Analysis and Isotopic Paleodietary Recontruction of the Maya Dog
Current Affiliation: Graduate Student, University of Maine M.S. Quaternary and Climate Studies
Current Research: I am currently studying the effects of the mid-Holocene El Niño hiatus (from 9,000- 5,800 cal BP) on the development of early Andean civilizations and their environments on the north coast of Peru. This research is an expansion of my masters thesis research with Dr. Daniel H. Sandweiss at the University of Maine.
Past Research: As an undergraduate my honors thesis research focused on the zooarchaeology and paleodiet of the prehispanic Maya dog from several archaeological sites. This research was done with my mentors Dr. Kitty Emery and Dr. John Krigbaum using the EAP zooarchaeology collections at FLMNH. During my time at the University of Florida I was fortunate to be a collections assistant under the direction of Donna Ruhl in the EAP archaeobotany lab at the FLMNH.
Email: elizabeth.olson@maine.edu

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Peres, Tanya
Degree: Ph.D Anthropology, 2001
Dissertation Title: Preview Coastal subsistence and settlement in the early Ceramic: A zooarchaeological study from central Pacific Panama
Current Affiliation: Faculty, Department of Anthropology, Middle Tennessee State University
Email: tperes@mtsu.edu

Price, Gypsy
EA Employee: Archaeobotany curation, Southeastern USA (2011)

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Reitz, Elizabeth
Degree: Ph.D Anthropology, 1979
Dissertation Title: Spanish and British Subsistence Strategies at St. Augustine, Florida, and Frederica, Georgia, Between 1565 and 1783
Current Affiliation: Faculty, Anthropology, University of Georgia
Email: ereitz@uga.edu

Romano, Juan
EA Employee: Curation (2005-2006)

Rowe, Amanda
EA Employee: Archaeobotany curation, Southeastern USA (2010, 2012)

Russo, Michael
Degree: Ph.D Anthropology, 1991
Dissertation Title: Archaic sedentism on the Florida Coast: A case study from Horr's Island
Current Affiliation: National Park Service, Southeastern Archaeological Center
Email: mike_russo@nps.gov

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Scott, Elizabeth
Degree: MA Anthropology, 1984
Current Affiliation: Faculty, Sociology and Anthropology, Illinois State University
Email: emscot2@ilstu.edu

Scudder, Sylvia
Degree: M.Sc. Soil and Water Science, 1993
Current Affiliation: Retired, Florida Museum of Natural History Environmental Archaeology Program

Sparks, Kim
EA Employee: Curation (2005-2006)

Stoetzel, Jack M.
Degree: B.A. Anthropology, 2006
Dissertation Title: Seasonal Occupation Patterns of Southwest Florida's Calusa People as Inferred from Skeletal Remains of the Hardhead Catfish (Ariopsis felis) and Spotted Sea Trout (Cynoscion nebulosus)
Current Affiliation: Graduate Student, University of Virginia

Stokes, Ann
Degree: Ph.D Anthropology, 1998
Dissertation Title: A biogeographic survey of prehistoric human diet in the West Indies using stable isotopes
Current Affiliation: SEARCH
Email: anne@searchinc.com

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Talcott, Johanna
EA Employee: Archaeobotany curation (2005-2006)

Terzi, Alexandra
EA Employee: Curation (2011-2012)

Thornton, Erin
Degree: Ph.D Anthropology, 2011
Dissertation Title: Animal Resources in Ancient Maya Economy and Exchange: Zooarchaeological and Isotopic Perspectives
Graduate Student: Maya, Peruvian, and SE USA zooarchaeology (2001-2011)
EA employee: Maya, Caribbean, and SE USA zooarchaeology (2004-2008)
Visiting researcher: Maya zooarchaeology (2011-Present)

Tidmore, Linda
EA Employee: Curation (2004-2006)

Tromley, Lisa
EA Employee: Maya zooarchaeology (2006-2007)

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Vacca, Justin
EA Employee: Curation (2004-2006)

VanDyke, Ryan
Degree: MA Anthropology, 2011
Thesis Title: Zooarchaeology of San Juan del Puerto Mission site
Past Research: My masters research compares the zooarchaeological samples from various spatial contexts within the San Juan del Puerto site in an attempt to determine differences and similarities in the vertebrate components of the diet. The expression of identity through food choices was the main research focus of this project. Other past projects include the analysis of two articulated pig skeletons recovered from the Kingsley Plantation on Fort George Island, Florida and the curation rehabilitation on the zooarachaeological and photo collections from the Pineland Complex, Pine Island, Florida.
Current Affiliation: Architectural Historian, Cultural Resource Management
Email: ryanmvan5@ufl.edu

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Walker, Deborah
EA Volunteer: Maya zooarchaeology (2010)

Walker, Ellen
EA Employee: Archaeobotany curation, Southeastern USA (2011)

Walker, Karen Jo
Degree: Ph.D Anthropology, 1992
Dissertation Title: The zooarchaeology of Charlotte Harbor's prehistoric maritime adaptation: Spatial and temporal perspectives
Current Affiliation: Florida Archaeology, Florida Museum of Natural History
Email: kwalker@flmnh.ufl.edu

Wheeler, Ryan
Degree: Ph.D Anthropology, 1996
Dissertation Title: Ancient art of the Florida Peninsula: 500 B.C. to A.D. 1763
Current Affiliation: Bureau Chief, Bureau of Archaeological Resources, Division of Historical Resources Florida Department of State
Email: rjwheeler@dos.state.fl.us

Willis, Lauren
EA Volunteer: Curation (2004-2005)

Wong, Alexis
EA Employee: Curation (2011)

Woodie, Shatavia
EA Employee: Curation (2007-2010)

Wylde, Michael
Graduate Student: 2010-Present
EA Employee: Archaeobotany curation, Southeastern USA (2011-2012)

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