IGERT trainee Andrew Zipkin, working with archaeologist, Alison Brooks, geochemist John Hanchar (Memorial Univ. of Newfoundland), CASHP post-doctoral researcher Mark Grabowski and others developed protocols... More »
I am an evolutionary anthropologist and Middle Stone Age archaeologist with broad research interests in archaeological geochemistry, remote sensing and GIS, experimental archaeology, the origins of behavioral modernity, and the history of anthropology. My dissertation project focuses on understanding how ancient humans interacted with the landscape to acquire, modify, and use ochre (ferruginous mineral pigments). I am pursuing this investigation through laboratory research in association with the University of Missouri Research Reactor and Memorial University of Newfoundland and through field work as a member of the Olorgesailie Middle Stone Age Project and the Malawi Earlier-Middle Stone Age Project (MEMSAP).