Andrea Freeman, PhD

PhD Anthropology, Department (now School) of Anthropology University of Arizona, USA
--PhD Minor program, Department of Geosciences
MA Anthropology University of Arizona, USA

Andrea Freeman

Areas of Research

My geoarchaeological research focuses primarily on two main areas of interest. I have worked in fluvial systems and am interested in soil formation processes and the preservation potential of archaeological sites. I have used stable isotopic and micro botanical data and am currently working with soil carbon profiles in fluvial systems. My second area of interest is the geoarchaeological potential of Paleoindian sites in the mountainous terrain in British Columbia and Alberta. These areas require fine resolution glacial chronology and the exploration of unconventional locations. I am Head of Geography over the next four years and would prefer for students wishing to work with me to apply through Geography, however, I am willing to supervise or co-supervise in Anthropology and Archaeology for exceptional candidates.
Pedagogy in Geography and archaeology
I teach experiential learning in geography where we are employing disruptive and geospatial technologies in classroom and field learning environments. I am actively seeking a graduate student interested in coarse-grained structure from motion (SfM) technology for adaptation to field learning situations and to enhance field-related learning in archaeological stratigraphy. I'm also working more generally in geographic pedagogy employing disruptive technologies.

Supervising degrees

Archaeology - Doctoral: Accepting Inquiries
Archaeology - Masters: Accepting Inquiries
Geography - Doctoral: Seeking Students
Geography - Masters: Accepting Inquiries

Working with this supervisor

I am looking for highly motivated and self-driven candidates to work on multidisciplinary problems. Background training in archaeology and/or the earth sciences (geography, geoscience, etc.) is necessary. Candidates should ideally have experience in both areas of study or be willing to take on additional study in order to provide them the background for geographic, pedagogical, and geoarchaeological research.  Specialized research methods are often learned outside the program of study. For those interested in working on my SfM project, basic knowledge of geospatial tools is desirable.  For those interested in working on soil carbon profiles, expertise in micromorphology or carbon isotope analyses is preferred.

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