Specialty: Ceramic analysis, archeometry, geoarchaeology, environmental archaeology, Latin America, East Asia
Educational background: Ph.D. in Anthropology (Archaeology) with a minor in Materials Science from the University of Arizona
Current work affiliation: Department of Anthropology and Heritage Studies, University of California, Merced; Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Tokyo Metropolitan University
I have worked extensively in Latin America and East Asia investigating the pre-ceramic to ceramic period transitions. Recently, I have been studying this by covering the late Pleistocene to Holocene. I reconstruct human behaviors examining ceramic production processes with archaeometric techniques, geochronology, depositional and archaeological context, and environmental variability and change. I collaborate with archaeologists and scientists with distinct expertise in fields and at labs.