Deborah McAtee Chasteen

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First Name:
Deborah
Last Name:
McAtee Chasteen
Phone Number:
706-542-1433
Office:
250

From “everywhere,” Deb, while not an anthropologist, still finds that people, places, and things in the South can make her feel like an ethnographer. Learning the expression “Bless her heart” was a particular highlight.

A journalist, she plays in the Athens band Box Devils and tries not to trip over her black rescue standard poodle, Daphne.

Mark Williams

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First Name:
Mark
Last Name:
Williams
Phone Number:
(706)-542-9234 (archaeology lab)

 

Education

Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Georgia 1983

 

Expertise & Interests

Archaeology of Georgia and the Southeastern United States
Ethnohistoric Analysis of the Southeastern American Indians
Evolution of Chiefdoms
Structure of Chiefly Compounds
Public Involvement in Archaeology
Collection Management and Curation
History of Georgia Archaeology
GIS Techniques in Archaeology
Linguistics and Archaeology
Applications of Electronic Techniques in Archaeology

Julie Velásquez Runk

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First Name:
Julie
Last Name:
Velásquez Runk
Phone Number:
706-583-0617

My research uses integrative (or interdisciplinary) approaches to how people use and manage their landscapes, how that relates to science, conservation, indigenous knowledge, and policy, and how people cope with variability and change. I ground this work in political ecology, science and technology studies, human geography, and collaboration.

Bram Tucker

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First Name:
Bram
Last Name:
Tucker
Phone Number:
706-542-1483 (try email first)
Office:
259 Baldwin Hall

Interests:

  • Anthropology + ecology, economy, evolution, environment
  • Human ecology, economic anthropology, human behavioral ecology
  • - Cognitive level:  Risk, time, value, covariation, causality, culture

Victor Thompson

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First Name:
Victor
Last Name:
Thompson
Phone Number:
706-542-1480

I am an archaeologist who specializes in the application of archaeological science to the study of socio-political complexity and the historical ecology of wetland and coastal environments in the American Southeast. Through this work, I engage globally with scholars who share research interests in archaeological science, as well as island and coastal archaeology. Broadly, my research utilizes historical and political ecology frameworks and focuses on the Georgia coast and the central and southwestern Gulf Coast of Florida.

Susan Tanner

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First Name:
Susan
Last Name:
Tanner
Phone Number:
706-542-3085
Office:
706-542-3085

I study how human health and disease are shaped by the environment, biology, and culture. As a biological and medical anthropologist, my work has focused on human adaptation, understanding how people avoid disease in stressful environments, and the effects of environmental and sociocultural change on health and nutrition. While much of my work has examined on how individual and household conditions may redistribute infectious disease burdens, I am also beginning research on and childhood growth, diet, and nutrition.

Elizabeth Reitz

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Elizabeth
Last Name:
Reitz
Phone Number:
706-542-1464

 

Education

Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florida 1979

 

Expertise & Interests

Zooarchaeology
Environmental Archaeology
Ecological Anthropology
Collections Management
Latin American and Southeastern Archaeology

 

Research Projects

Laurie Reitsema

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Laurie
Last Name:
Reitsema
Phone Number:
706-542-1458
Office:
151B Baldwin Hall

Name and appointments 

Laurie Reitsema, Associate Professor 

Director, Bioarchaeology and Biochemistry Laboratory 

 

About  

I study human diet as a link between biology, culture and environment, focusing on stable isotope analysis of archaeological human skeletal remains. My bioarchaeological work is informed by ties to human biology and primatology. I chiefly work with European skeletal samples, and also use stable isotope analysis to study diet and stress among modern humans and non-human primates.

Sergio Quesada

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First Name:
Sergio
Last Name:
Quesada
Phone Number:
706-542-6714

 

Education

Ph.D. Anthropology, Michigan State University 1989

 

Expertise & Interests

Medical and developmental anthropology from the perspective of political economy and applied anthropology
Cultural ecology
The political ecology of water
The Impact of migration
The cultural, economic and political analyses of populations
Mexico

 

Research Projects