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Tekla Schmaus "Sheep teeth and society: Archaeology in Semirech’ye, Kazakhstan"

Mon, Mar 10, 12:00 pm
Distinguished Alumni Room, IMU

Tekla Schmaus, a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Anthropology with a Central Eurasian Studies Minor, will be discussing her work on "Sheep teeth and society: Archaeology in Semirech’ye, Kazakhstan" on March 10th, from noon to one at the Distinguished Alumni Room in the IMU.

"My research focuses on the transition from the Bronze Age to the Iron Age in what is now southeast Kazakhstan (Semirech’ye).  This period was marked by an increase in social stratification, and also by apparent agricultural intensification.  I use faunal remains as a proxy for human presence in order to understand people’s changing relationships with the environment during a period of social change.  I will present some preliminary findings, and discuss some of the ways my project has evolved, and where it’s headed next."

This is a talk in the new Graduate Student Brown Bag Talks, designed to allow students to share their research, work, experiences and goals with their peers.