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.
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.
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.