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Thomas Jamison Snyder

Education

  • 2019 - B.A. Anthropology (Vanderbilt University)

About

My research focuses on the biocultural response to climate change in ancient populations of the Peruvian Andes. Specifically, I study the way that different groups responded to periods of dramatic climate change, using bioarchaeological theory and methods such as stable isotope analysis and osteological analysis. More broadly, I am also interested in questions of mobility, violence, and disease in ancient populations.

Research Focus

Climate change, bioarchaeology, osteology, sociopolitical buffering systems, stable isotope analysis, paleopathology, Andean archaeology