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My research focuses on the cultural and biological evolution of modern humans in East Africa during the Middle and Later Stone Ages. With over 25 years of field work experience, I am currently the director of an archaeological project, funded by the National Geographic Society and the Wenner-Gren Foundation, that has been surveying and documenting Upper Pleistocene and Holocene sites in the central highlands and southeastern region of Ethiopia.
At the Smithsonian I have developed a digital catalogue of the dentitions of east African ungulates (hoofed mammals), which has been widely used by biologists, paleontologists, and archaeologists.
I am also a GIS professional, with a Master's degree in geospatial technology from the MPS GIS Program of the University of Maryland.
For over a decade, I have used GIS and remote sensing applications in my research, and I have helped to design the GIS component of the Smithsonianís Human Origins Program.