Research Interests

  • Experimental Archaeology—replication studies, mechanical properties of raw materials, function-related selective processes
  • Ceramic analysis—thin section petrography, temper and paste characterization, XRD, pottery production processes
  • Archaeometallurgy—North American copper usage; Neo-Assyrian Bronze-Iron Age transition; Copper and Bronze forging and casting; Smelting and alloying processes
  • 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