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Laura Short

Laura Short
Areas of Speciality
  • Ph.D. Archaeology
Alston Thoms
First Year In the Program


Laura Short received her BA in Anthropology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2007, and joined TAMU as PhD student under Dr. Alston Thoms the same year. I am interested in using chemical and microfossil analysis to explore foodways. My current research involves using Raman and IR spectroscopy to study FCR and stone tools for evidence of chemical residue, and I am working with the Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering. I am also interested in GIS, and am exploring the distribution of earthovens in Central Texas.