Eden HillDoctoral Researcher
Eden is a PhD student at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. Her research involves the collagen barcoding of fragmented fossil faunal assemblages from Pleistocene sites in pursuit of taxonomic identification and subsequent paleoecological interpretation. She combines ZooMS, radiocarbon dating, and stable isotope analyses in an effort to reconstruct prehistoric animal populations and disentangle the roles of environmental pressure and early human behavior as mechanisms of megafaunal extinction.
Eden holds a BA Anthropology from Texas State University and a MSc Osteoarchaeology from the University of Sheffield. She has participated in the excavation of prehistoric sites across Texas and Orkney.
Her MSc dissertation, 'Attributing broad age classes to fragmented cattle mandibles', established new parameters for the age class determination of incomplete archaeological cattle mandibles. She is currently working with her former MSc supervisor, Dr. Umberto Albarella, to expand and submit her dissertation for publication.