Charles P. Egeland
**Research Interests: Paleoanthropology; Paleolithic Archaeology; Diet and Subsistence; Zooarchaeology; Vertebrate Taphonomy; Paleoenvironmental Studies
**My research revolves around reconstructions of human-environment interactions in the past. I focus primarily on the analysis of animal bones from archaeological sites in order to understand diet and subsistence and to reconstruct past environments. I have conducted fieldwork in the American West and Midwest in addition to Germany, Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa and, most recently, the Republic of Armenia. My current interests involve the dispersals of Homo erectus from Africa around 2 million years ago and understanding Neandertal adaptations in the Caucasus. Since 2009 I have co-directed (with my colleague Boris Gasparian) the Lori Depression Paleoanthropological Project, which is a joint venture between the Department of Anthropology at UNCG and the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography at the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia. The purpose of this project is to document the Paleolithic settlement of northeastern Armenia and to understand the adaptations of Paleolithic peoples in the region. I am also involved (with my colleague Ryan Byerly) in a reanalysis of the bison archaeofauna from the well-known Paleoindian site of Olsen-Chubbuck in Colorado.
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