MPhil candidate in the Archaeology of the Americas


With the generous support of Sidney Sussex College and the Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge, I was able to undertake a fieldwork project during the second week of December 2019. As a candidate for the MPhil in Archaeology of the Americas, I sought to develop my dissertation project to explore my interests not only in the pre-Columbian history of the North American Southwest, but also the relationships humans form with the stars, skies, and conceptions of the cosmos as a whole. Having done my undergraduate degree in Astrophysics and Physics, I am thrilled to be able to combine these interests to develop a dissertation project on the Archaeoastronomy of the American Southwest, with an emphasis on the site of Chaco Canyon in northwestern New Mexico, USA.


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