Research Interests

Experimental Archaeology—replication studies, mechanical properties of raw materials, function-related selective processes, comparative analyses

Archaeometallurgy—North American Old Copper Complex – replication and experimental research; Neo-Assyrian Bronze-Iron Age transition; Copper and Bronze forging, casting, smelting and alloying processes

Ceramic Analysis—thin section petrography, temper and paste characterization, XRD, pottery production processes and change over time

Cultural Evolution—rates of change, mechanisms causing variation, and factors influencing selection

Human behavior related to resource exploitation, manufacturing processes, and change in production techniques over time