Academic interests: Taphonomy, zooarchaeology, behavioral ecology, carnivore modification,
archaeology theory, conservation biology, Great Plains and Great Basin archaeology
Status: Ph.D. Candidate
MA thesis title: Carnivore Attrition of the Kaplan-Hoover Bison Bonebed: Late Holocene Predatory Ecology of the Cache la Poudre Basin, Colorado Piedmont
Previous degrees: MA (2008), Colorado State University, BS (2004), Michigan State University, AA (2001), Schoolcraft College
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Biography: Chrissina is a fifth-year Ph.D. student studying carnivore modification to non-human skeletal material in North American archaeological assemblages. Her M.A. research focused on assessing carnivore damage to the Late Archaic site, Kaplan-Hoover in the eastern Great Plains of Colorado. This examination served as a springboard for her dissertation research that includes the current assessment of analytical methods used to understand human-carnivore relationships in North America as well as the employment of actualistic research to identify the mechanisms, biological and behavioral, involved in carnivore modification of bison bonebeds on the Great Plains. Chrissina is currently writing her dissertation and expects to graduate in May 2013. During the fall 2012 semester she is teaching ANTH 102 (Physical Anthropology).