B.A., Sociology, Aquinas College (2007); M.A., Anthropology, University of Cincinnati (2009)
Archaeology (Advisor: Terry Hunt)
Brian’s research interests include human behavioral ecology/evolutionary ecology, paleoethnobotany, and geospatial analyses in archaeology. His current work is addressing questions about territoriality, cooperation, and agriculture in southern Polynesia. His Master’s work included the identification of archaeobotanical assemblages and addressing questions of resource procurement at Hopewell sites. He has also worked on projects in Guatemala concerning water management and the restoration of monuments. More recently, he has also been involved in several archaeological projects in Hawai’i.