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.
Climatic impacts on human behavior; human vulnerability to drought, application of archaeological to contemporary problems.