Grace Ellis

Associate Student, ICArEHB

PhD candidate, Colorado State University

Andrew G. Clark Bldg, 301
University Ave #219
Fort Collins, CO 80521

Research Interests

I am a doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology and Geography at Colorado State University studying landscape archaeology. My research focuses on landscape modification, land use, and human-environment interactions in precolumbian Amazonia and Middle to Upper Paleolithic Portugal. In Brazil, I am interested in precolumbian landscape modification and the built environment in Amazonia and documenting early forms of infrastructure and urbanism in tropical environments. In Portugal, I analyze occupation patterns of Neanderthals and modern humans at the cave site Lapa do Picareiro to understand site formation processes and how caves were used during the Paleolithic.

Short Bio

I received my M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Louisville in 2019. I am currently working on my Ph.D. in Anthropology at Colorado State University. I have been involved in multiple interdisciplinary research projects since 2015 that have integrated methods and concepts from archaeology, geography, ecology, remote sensing, and data management. My dissertation focuses on modeling pan-regional interaction and aquatic transportation routes among precolumbian communities in lowland Americas.