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Sarah Price

Sarah Price

I am an archaeologist who has been working in the lower Southeast for the past 12 years, mainly Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida. My specialties are lithics, spatial analysis, coastal shell middens, and bone tools.

Anthony Balzano

Anthony Balzano

I am a cultural anthropologist with over 25 years fieldwork experience in rural Haiti. My research initially focused on land tenure and agroforestry, and now includes Haitian émigrés in the U.S. and Canada. I am a Professor of Anthropology at a Community College in N.J.

David Sutton

David Sutton

I am a cultural anthropologist interested in food and cooking. I have been exploring the connection of food to people's deeply-held memories, and the role of taste in the cultural meanings given to food. I currently do research on the island of Kalymnos in Greece on changing daily cooking practices.

Katherine Dettwyler

Katherine Dettwyler

My research focuses on breastfeeding/weaning from cross-cultural and evolutionary perspectives. I teach at the University of Delaware, and am most widely known as the author of Dancing Skeletons (about Mali) and Cultural Anthropology and Human Experience.

Jared Wilson

Jared Wilson

I am current a PhD student working in the field of Near Eastern Archaeology. I have worked at a small site in southern Israel. I am currently studying household archaeology in the Iron Age II in Israel.

Donna Auston

Donna Auston

I am a doctoral student in the cultural anthropology program at Rutgers University. For my dissertation, I am conducting research on the intersection of race, identity, and ritual embodiment among Muslims in the San Francisco Bay Area. Research interests: race, religion, Islam, linguistic anthro.

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