CHES Undergraduate Affiliate
- Lauren Best
- Advisor: Dr. Dan Cabanes
- ACADEMIC BIOGRAPHY:
I am a junior pursuing a B.S. in Evolutionary Anthropology and a B.A. in Classical Studies with a minor in Archaeology.
- CURRENT PROJECTS:
Currently working with samples from Pech de l’Aze IV, a Neanderthal site in France, I aim to conduct FTIR, phytolith, and total inorganic content analyses. My research question is more methodological, as it concerns unconventional off-site excavation methods and their ability to provide new information about such samples.
- RESEARCH INTERESTS:
Phytoliths, FTIR, Neanderthals, pyrotechnology