Research areas and topics
climate, dendroclimatology, depopulation
Interest in Synthesis
Most aspects of my work involve attention to applications of archaeology to contemporary socio-environmental problems (e.g., sustainability and anthropogenic warming). Specifically, I aim to (1) contribute insights toward understanding contemporary problems such as human vulnerability to climate change and social and ecological sustainability by investigating long-term human and environmental interactions; and (2) advance understanding of depopulations and migrations in the North American Southwest, especially during the dramatic population decline of the 1300 to 1500 CE period.