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This collection features scholarly work by Jade d'Alpoim Guedes, assistant professor in the anthropology department at Washington State University. D'Alpoim Guedes earned her Ph.D from Harvard University in 2013, and carried out a postdoctoral fellowship in the department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University. She is an environmental archaeologist who studies how humans have adapted their agricultural strategies to changing climatic conditions. Her primary region of focus is China, where she has carried out collaborative fieldwork and participated in projects for the past 7 years. She employs a variety of different methodologies in her research including archaeobotany, human osteology, paleoclimate reconstruction and modeling. Her current research project uses these methodologies to understand how humans adapted their lifestyles to the challenging environment of the foothills of the Himalayas. This project aims to understand why a major transition in subsistence regimes took place in the Himalayas through a collaboration with dendroclimatologists, geomorphologists and agricultural modelers. Her other archaeological research projects include studying plant remains from the Chengdu Plain, the Bronze Age-Medieval site of Ashkelon in Israel and from sites in Nepal.

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