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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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Please join us on Thursday, April 14, from 5 to 6:15 pm in Edwards 106 for our second lecture in our Marjorie Helen Stewart Speaker series from Dr. Micah Morton, titled, "Reframing the boundaries of indigenism: Akha mobile indigeneities in the Upper Mekong Region."