Assistant Professor of Anthropology
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY CENTRAL TEXAS
I am a bioarchaeologist and Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Texas A&M University—Central Texas. My research explores health, disease, and dietary patterns of prehistoric hunter-gatherers in the Lower Pecos and Coastal regions of Texas. My research interests include paleopathology, human osteology, paleonutrition, and hunter-gatherer archaeology and prehistory. I currently teach anthropology, criminal justice, and sociology courses, including Bioarchaeology, Biological Anthropology, Archaeology, Forensic Anthropology, and Race and Ethnic Relations. This is my professional website, but I also keep a personal blog updated with news and photos of my teaching and research endeavours.
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
Ph.D. in Anthropology
College Station, Texas
TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY--SAN MARCOS
San Marcos, Texas
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI
B.A. in Anthropology
Coral Gables, Florida
.Jones, C.A. and Church, E.
Exploring differences in photogrammetric models of 19th century house ruins created with popular Structure-from-Motion (SfM) archaeological software from both drone and terrestrial photography. Digital Applications in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage
Brucellosis in an adult female from Fate Bell Rock Shelter, Lower Pecos, Texas (4000–1300 BP). International Journal of Paleopathology. 24:252-264.
Stable Isotope Analysis of Diet of the Mexican War Dead from the Battle of Resaca de la Palma. Bulletin of the Texas Archaeological Society. 80:133‐144.
Stable Carbon Isotopes from the Stiver Ranch Burial Sinkhole (41KM140). Bulletin of the Texas Archaeological Society. 76:165‐171
This course will acquaint the undergraduate student interested in archaeology and biological anthropology with the broad range of issues that can be examined with evidence gleaned from human skeletal remains. The course will focus on the role of human skeletal studies in reconstructing both the biological and cultural past of our species.
BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY This course is an introduction to the anthropological study of human biology. Students will examine the basic anatomy of the human skeleton, evolutionary processes acting on human populations, non-human primate anatomy, the classification and ecology of primates, the primate paleontological record, and human variation and adaptation.
The foundation of biological anthropology is the study of the human skeleton. In this course, students will learn concepts and methods used by anthropologists to identify, describe, and analyze human skeletal remains from forensic and archaeological contexts. Classes are a combination of lecture and laboratory.