Erica Pitcairn

Product Assistant, Cengage Learning

  • Title Product Assistant, Cengage Learning
  • Phone (215) 407-3177
  • Education MA 2015, Archaeology
    Boston University

Areas of Interest

Aegean Neolithic; Zooarchaeology; Herd management; Mobility and seasonality; Stable isotopes

Research Interests & Fieldwork

I study the changing socio-economic relationships between humans and animals in the Aegean, particularly during the end of the Neolithic period. I ask how choices related to herd management might structure the spatial and temporal dimensions of human social life. I aim to investigate this question using traditional zooarchaeological techniques as well as the analysis of stable isotopes such as strontium and oxygen. Currently, I am working on a pilot study in collaboration with Julia Giblin (Quinnipiac University), where I will be analyzing strontium signatures from ovicaprid molars from Alepotrypa Cave in Diros, Greece.

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