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Aiuvalasit, Michael John

Assistant Research Scientist, Environmental Archaeologist

Address and Contact Information

23 East Stadium Drive
M/C 571
Champaign, IL  61820

Education

Ph.D. 2017, Anthropology, Southern Methodist University

M.A. 2012,  Anthropology, Southern Methodist University

M.A. 2006, Anthropology (focus on Archaeological Geology), Texas A&M University

B.A. 2001, Anthropology, History, and Archaeological Studies,  University of Texas at Austin

Research Interests

Dr. Aiuvalasit joined ISAS as an Assistant Research Scientist, Environmental Archaeologist in 2019. His research focuses on understanding how social institutions, built infrastructure, and land management practices influence the resilience of communities - both cultural and natural - to climate change. Using geoarchaeological methods and geospatial analyses, his interdisciplinary research incorporates archaeological, ethnographic, geological, and paleoenvironmental datasets. He has twenty years of experience working on applied and academic research projects across the Eastern U.S., Texas, and New Mexico, as well as in Central Mexico.

Professional Affiliations

Register of Professional Archaeologists

Society for American Archaeology

Geological Society of America

Illinois Archaeological Survey

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