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Sydney O’Brien (Ph.D.)

Sydney O'Brien
Mike Waters

Research Project

Sydney received a B.S. in both Anthropology and Geology from the University of West Georgia in 2018. She is interested in utilizing the principles and techniques of geology in archaeological research, specifically to understand hunter-gatherer lifeways and mobility during the Late Pleistocene. Sydney’s previous experience includes archaeological and geological field work in the Southeast, applying geological techniques to investigate site formation processes at a Late Archaic archaeological site in Fort Benning, Georgia. Additionally, she conducted lithic analyses on Paleoindian and Archaic assemblages from the Southeast, including debitage analysis from the Topper site, South Carolina.