Email: theomk at live.unc.edu
Areas of Interest
Zooarchaeology, Southwest Asia, the Bronze and Iron Ages, human-animal patterns of care, pathologies, economic resilience and animal management
Ph.D. Student, Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Present
M.Sc. in Zooarchaeology, University of York, 2019
B.A. in Anthropology, University of Chicago, 2016
My research at UNC is centered around questions of livestock economies, social and physical space, and multispecies practices of care through the analysis of faunal remains in the archaeological record. After receiving my bachelor’s degree I worked for a Cultural Resource Management firm in the American Midwest as an archaeologist for two years. While pursuing a M.Sc. in Zooarchaeology I studied the impact of potential bias in the reliability of sheep and goat identification criteria, utilizing Zooarchaeology by Mass Spectrometry (ZooMS).