Past Students

Mio Katayama Owens, dissertation focused on fish remains excavated from the Sannai Maruyama site, currently International and Executive Programs Director at the Berkeley Food Institute.




Present Students

Scott Lyons, Graduate Student researching the changes in iron-working practice and their impacts on environmental change during Japan’s Middle Kofun Period, 5th cent. A.D.





Anna Nielsen, graduate student researching state formation in Japan’s Early Kofun period (4th century CE). Research interests include landscape and environmental approaches, GIS analysis, and mortuary architecture. I examine development and management of early water systems, as well as sustainability and resilience with regards to water-related natural disasters.



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Sandra Oseguera, graduate student researching pre-Columbian traditional agricultural practices in Morelos, Mexico, and in other parts of the world. Research interests include landscape archaeology, food sovereignty, and traditional ecological knowledge.