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Gina Palefsky

Gina Palefsky
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Graduate Student
Gina’s research focuses on the bioarchaeology of social inequality in Metal Age central Thailand (c. 1100 BCE - CE 600). Her dissertation implements bioarchaeological, mortuary and biogeochemical analyses to investigate the potential relationship between mobility and differential access to resources across the life course during a time of intensified local and long-distance trade and rapid sociopolitical change. Gina’s advisor is Professor Christina Torres-Rouff. Her research interests inlcude bioarchaeology, regional mobility, social identity, mortuary practice, foodways, archaeological applications of stable and radiogenic isotope analyses and Southeast Asia. She earned a B.A. in Anthropology with Highest Honors at UC Berkeley.