Research

My current research focuses on reconstructing the environmental condition in which our ancestors evolved – particularly the paleoenvironment of Australopithecus anamensis. I am also interested in methods used to evaluate the taphonomic traces found on Eastern African vertebrate fossils.

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Lab work:

2016- 2017 Visiting Researcher: Paleoecology of Australopithecus anamensis, National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya & National Museum of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2015 Visiting Researcher: Pliocene bovids from Allia Bay, National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya

2014 Visiting Researcher: Fossils from Pliocene fossils from Area 40, Koobi Fora National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya

2014 Taphonomy analysis of zebra bones (actualistic study), Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History

2012 Faunal fossils taphonomy analysis, National Museum of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2012 Sorting of bone collection from Droulers site Prehistoric Archaeology Lab, University of Montreal

2012 Preparation of faunal carcasses for reference collection Veterinary School, University of Montreal

 

Field experience:

2014 West Turkana Paleoproject Research Student, Kanapoi, Kenya

2014 Koobi Fora Field School Staff Assistant and Researcher, East Turkana, Kenya

2011 Archaeology field school, Droulers-Tsiionhiakwatha site, St-Anicet, Canada

2010 Archaeology field school, Greek-Canadian archaeological excavation, Argilos, Greece

 

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