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Stella Simpsiridis

Stella Simpsiridis

Stella is a graduate student at the University of West Florida studying biological anthropology. She is interested in human osteology, bioarchaeology, forensics, infectious diseases, and historical cemeteries.

Martin Tsang

Martin Tsang

I am interested in the Chinese diaspora in the Caribbean and Latin America. Currently I am writing my dissertation on Chinese influence in Afro-Cuban religion (Lukumi, La Regla de Ocha, Palo, Abakwa).

Jared Wilson

Jared Wilson

I am current a PhD student working in the field of Near Eastern Archaeology. I have worked at a small site in southern Israel. I am currently studying household archaeology in the Iron Age II in Israel.

Vincent Battesti

Vincent Battesti

Two different fields, both in North Africa and the Middle East: Ecological anthropology, on Sahara oasis ecosystems and the relationship of local societies to their environment. Urban anthropology, mainly on Cairo (Egypt), on the uses and evolutions of public spaces and gardens +Sound anthropology.

Ashley Lemke

Ashley Lemke

Ashley Lemke is anthropological archaeologist at the University of Michigan. Ashley practices anthropology on land and underwater, exploring submerged prehistoric sites and how human hunting has changed through time.

Jill Scott

Jill Scott

I am a doctoral candidate in biological anthropology with a focus on paleoanthropology. My research focuses on craniofacial evolution, with an emphasis on the chin, within the genus Homo over the last 2 million years. I also teach both at the community college and university levels.

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