Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

Heidi J. Parrott – Buratti

Understanding Past Subsistence Strategies at GR-2

GR-2 — located in Ghost Ranch, New Mexico — is well known for its ceramic artifacts; however, minimal studies of past Ancestral communities’ placemaking and food strategies have been conducted. In my research, I am identifying changes in prey species distribution in the archaeological record to understand shifts in past culinary and butchery practices throughout time. Additionally, the species distribution of animal remains will provide greater insight into how the environmental changes affected human/animal interactions.


Message To Sponsor

Thank you so much for supporting me and my research. Without the generosity of the donors and the support of my Advisor, Professor Sunseri, I would be unable to pursue any research this summer. Discovering zooarchaeology ignited a passion for assisting in telling the stories of past communities, and helping answer the questions communities have about their Ancestors.
Major: Anthropology
Mentor: Jun Sunseri, Anthropology
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