Sally and Alvin V. Shoemaker Chair

Department of Anthropology

University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

University of Pennsylvania

Teaching: Courses

Dedicated to the analysis of human-environment interactions across the 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.


Although most of our work is historical, we are also interested in how records of the past -- and imaginations of the past -- continue to structure the present, including issues of irrigation and water, agriculture, conservation and biodiversity.