About the author

I have a Ph.D. in anthropological archaeology but only a little formal training in mathematics or statistics. Nevertheless, I am interested in the application of mathematical models and tools to archeological issues. My research has employed game theory and other simple mathematical models, simulations, mixture models, spatial statistics, principal components analysis, correspondence analysis, simple graphics, and a grab bag of other approaches.

Of course, my use of these tools has only been a means to an end. My archaeological research interests include complex hunter-gatherers, the development of institutions, and cultural evolution. I have experience in lithic analysis and faunal analysis (particularly fish bone). I’ve worked primarily in California, Denmark, and Texas.

I can be reached at archaeomath[at]gmail.com.


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