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Donovan ADAMS 

My name is Donovan Adams, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Central Florida. My research investigates the demographic and community-building processes of the Early Bronze Age in Anatolia. I am particularly interested in understanding the microevolutionary history of Anatolia and using this information to also understand how population movement, diversity, and site development contributed to the construction of community identities. I have had the great opportunity to study the permanent and deciduous dental morphology/metrics of the Karataş-Semayük, Çine-Tepecik, and Laodikeia-Kandilkırı collections across multiple trips and participate in ongoing isotopic studies of Karataş-Semayük.

Christina TRENT 

My name is Christina Trent, and I am a graduate student at the University of Central Florida. My research interests are focused on childhood bioarchaeology and the intersection of stress and health. I use dental anthropology and stress indicators to understand the concept of childhood in Early Bronze Age Anatolia, specifically at Karataş-Semayük. In my time at the IDEA Lab, I completed skeletal analysis of the juveniles of Karataş and I hope to provide a potential explanation for what childhood was like for the inhabitants of the community. 
 

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Albert Epitíe DYOWE ROIG 

My name is Albert Epitíe Dyowe Roig, PhD candidate at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. My research focuses on the oral wear and morphological changes that humans underwent in the course of hunting and gathering society to a society governed by "permanent" settlements, Neolithic. For me, it is a pleasure to be in IDEA lab because they are giving me all the resources to increase my data sample and to be able to give a new approach from a biological point of view to the paradigm of the beginning of the Neolithic. 

Chelsea ROSE 

Chelsea Rose is a bioarcheologist interested in the Eastern Mediterranean during the Early Bronze Age and Neolithic. She studies the ways in which lived experiences and identity are reflected in one’s skeletal biology. Her current research employs manifestations of stress, observed through pathological markers, to explore the presence of marginalization and inequality within communities. Taking a biocultural approach to her research allows for paleopathological observations to be applied within a greater cultural context to make interpretations about social structures during these time periods.

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Emily SMITH

I am a Ph.D. candidate studying anthropology at the University of Nevada, Reno. My research utilizes multiple paleopathological conditions of the oral cavity to study the Early Bronze Age site of Karataş-Semayük. In combining pathological conditions with cultural modifications of the dentition, I am interested in researching diet during the Early Bronze Age in Anatolia. By studying diseases of the oral cavity and dental modifications in deciduous and permanent

dentition, I intend to provide further insights on the human experience, foodways, and social organization of the Early Bronze Age in western Anatolia.

Carlos G. Santiago-Marrero

I am an archaeobotanist and postdoctoral researcher at the Institució Milà i Fontanals of the Spanish National Research Council (IMF - CSIC). My research focuses on understanding human socio-ecological interactions and foodways in the past through the study of phytolith and starch grains. During my stay at the IDEA lab, I conducted microbotanical analyses of ancient dental calculus from the Neolithic settlements of Tepecik-Çiftlik and Sırçalıtepe in order to gain a better understanding of the inhabitants' dietary practices.

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