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Tiffany Rawlings

PhD, Simon Fraser
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology

Spring 2016 Class Schedule:      
Ant 203 - Human Evolution: M,W &F 9:05 - 9:50 am (Syllabus)

Ant 256 - Introduction to Forensic Anthropology: M, W & F 2:30 - 3:20 pm (Syllabus)

Ant 386 - Archaeology of Death: T & R 3:30 - 4:45 pm (Syllabus)

Ant 453- The Science of Mummies: M, W, & F 10:10 - 11:00 am (Syllabus)

Spring 2015 Office Hours:

M, T, W & R 1:00 - 2:00 pm or email for appointment

Office: Cooper Hall, C-17
Office Phone: (585) 395-5705
Curriculum vitae:
Rawlings CV

Courses Taught

  • ANT 101 - The Human Condition
  • ANT 203 - Human Evolution
  • ANT 256 - Introduction to Forensic Anthropology
  • ANT 385 - Methods in Biological Anthropology
  • ANT 386 - The Archaeology of Death
  • ANT 452/552 - Ancient Disease
  • ANT 456 - Forensic Anthropology

Areas of Specialization

Osteoarchaeology, Forensic Anthropology, Zooarchaeology, Anthropological Archaeology, American Southwest, Northwest Coast, and Papua New Guinea

Current Research Projects

Humayma Excavation Project - Humayma, Jordan
I am currently analyzing faunal material from the 2008 field season. The site of Humayma was a small Nabataean settlement center founded in the first century BC in the Hisma Desert of southern Jordan, halfway between Petra and Aqaba. The Romans built a fort here after converting the Nabataean Kingdom to their Provincia Arabia in AD 106, and the site continued to prosper in the Byzantine and Early Islamic periods. The 2008 field season focused on the Roman and Byzantine period civilian community adjacent to the fort (the vicus) and the Nabataean town buried beneath it. I am particularly interested in skeletal evidence of diet, disease, and trauma among the domestic fauna and am compiling data for a paper. I am creating a database and a comprehensive laboratory manual for the standardization of faunal analysis for this project.

Selected Publications

Rawlings, T. and J. Driver
2010 Paleodiet of domestic turkey, Shields Pueblo, Colorado (5MT 3807): isotopic analysis and its implications for care of a household domesticate. The Journal of Archaeological Science 37, pp. 2433-2441.

Rawlings, T. and J. Driver
2008 Anasazi food production and gender relations, in: Kemrer, M.F. (ed.) Celebrating Jane Holden Kelley and Her Work, New Mexico Archaeological Council Special Publication No. 5, Albuquerque, pp. 137-156.

Rawlings, T.
2004 Cannibal Feasts: Anthropophagy in a cultural and archaeological context. Paper for the Society of American Archaeology, Annual Conference, Montreal, Quebec.

(In Press) Rawlings, T. and J. Driver
Faunal Remains. The Shields Pueblo Research Project. Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, Cortez, Colorado.

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Professor Neal Keating participated in an Expert Meeting on peace sustainability at Columbia University on October 23, organized through the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity, part of the Earth Institute at Columbia. The expert meeting was convened to discuss and examine the design of a new approach to modeling sustainable peace systems at local to global scales, that makes use of non-linear systems of causality that are grounded in temporalities of historical memory, future expectations, and the current existence of conflict resolution mechanisms and peace-promoting practices.

Dr. Zinni's book project, “A Palimpsest of Place: Technologies of Memory, Landscape, and Folklife in Western New York,” has been selected by the University of Illinois Press for the 2015 Folklore Studies in a Multicultural World workshop, a collaborative publishing initiative of the University of Illinois Press, the University Press of Mississippi, and the University of Wisconsin Press, in conjunction with the American Folklore Society and with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Dr. Zinni was honored in 2015 faculty/staff recognition program by Office of Special Disabilities (OSD) for assisting and contributing to our students with disabilities.

Dr. Ramsay published an article: Ramsay, J.H. and Eger, A. 2015. Analysis of Archaeobotanical Material from the Tupras Field project of the Kinet Höyük Excavations. Journal of Islamic Archaeology 2 (1): 35-50.

Dr. Feldman was recently on the Coy Barefoot Show (two 30-minute radio shows) in May and June 2015:
The Coy Barefoot Show, 107.5 FM (Charlottesville, VA), 2015 (two 30-minute shows on “Same Sex Marriage” and “Baltimore, the Police, and African Americans”).


Please join us Friday, Feb. 5, at 7 pm in the New York room in Cooper Hall for an evening celebrating Brockport's Black History, specifically honoring Fannie Barrier Williams and William Page. The celebration will include presentations, musical performances and refreshments.