Kenneth Blake Vernon

I’m a behavioral ecologist with a peculiar interest in our own species - how we find so many different ways to be human, yet being human is something we all share - so that would, I guess, make me an anthropologist too. And because the humans I study lived long ago - and because I have a fondness for digging in the dirt - I suppose I’m an archaeologist as well. I use geographic and spatial modeling techniques to investigate the nexus of climate, conflict, and human migration, focusing on the prehistory of the American Southwest. A lot of my time is spent developing methods to advance archaeological data management and data science both for research and preservation.

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