FOA Webinar- Insights from the Bioarchaeology of Nubia Expedition with Brenda Baker

Sep 29, 2022 06:00pm -
Sep 29, 2022 07:15pm

Event Type: Webinar
Category: Educational Seminar

Speaker Information

Dr. Brenda J. Baker is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Curator of Nubian Collections in the Center for Bioarchaeological Research, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, at Arizona State University. She is Director of the ASU Bioarchaeology of Nubia Expedition (BONE), conducting fieldwork in a project area west of Abu Hamed, Sudan. As a bioarchaeologist, her research integrates archaeology and biological anthropology to investigate the lifeways of past people, their funerary practices, and evidence of disease they experienced. She has worked extensively in the U.S. and at Abydos, Egypt. She is also the bioarchaeologist for Princeton University’s project in Polis, Cyprus, where she is analyzing remains of people who were interred in and around two Late Antique to medieval basilicas. Dr. Baker is a founding co-editor of Bioarchaeology International and serves on the advisory board of the American-Sudanese Archaeological Research Center (AmSARC). She is a co-organizer (with Geoff Emberling) of the ASOR/AmSARC workshop, “Reintegrating Africa in the Ancient World.”