Sally and Alvin V. Shoemaker Chair

Department of Anthropology

University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

University of Pennsylvania

Teaching: Courses

Work in the lab is dedicated to the analysis of human-environment interactions across the later  Holocene.  Our approach involves the combination of data and approaches from archaeology, history, and the environmental sciences.  The latter includes analysis of pollen, sediments, plant macroremains including wood, and stable isotopes.

The lab is a busy place, with analysis of material from around the world in progress.  Although most of our research focuses on South Asia, graduate student and other projects have included analysis of plant material, sediments, and artifacts from Cambodia, Mexico, New Mexico, Yemen, Turkey, Sudan, Russia, Cambodia, Oman, and Nova Scotia.