Christina Pugh has been doing archaeological field work in New Mexico since 1997. In 2000, she received her BA in Anthropology, with highest honors from the University of Michigan. She then went on to receive her MA in 2003 from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri specializing in zooarchaeological and stable isotope analyses of non-human faunal remains. Currently, she is working on her PhD thesis which examines the relationships among village aggregation, agricultural intensification, prehistoric land use, and hunted game resources in Northern New Mexico.
Research Topics: zooarchaeology, stable isotope analysis, archaeology of the prehistoric American Southwest, farming and sustainability, human diet through time, and mutualism between agricultural and hunter-gatherer societies.
Teaching Topics: World Prehistory, Food and Society, and Frauds and Fallacies in Archaeology