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Teresa Hsu, Program Manager
Program in Human Ecology and Archaeobiology
Teresa Hsu is the Program Manager for PHEA’s Archaeobiology Program. She began as a volunteer with the Department of Vertebrate Zoology’s Division of Birds and Division of Mammals where she identified and catalogued modern, archaeological, and paleontological skeletal remains from various sites. When she joined the Program in Human Ecology and Archaeobiology in the Department of Anthropology in 2011, she analyzed a zooarchaeological assemblage in southeastern Turkey to shed light upon the origins of animal domestication in the ancient Near East. She currently works with Dr. Melinda Zeder, Curator of Old World Archaeology, with the organization, conservation, and management of the Archaeobiology Collections located at the Museum Support Center in Suitland, Maryland.
She received her Masters degree in Osteoarchaeology at the University of Southampton, England, where she conducted research on ancient DNA from Pleistocene guanacos in the Pampas region of South America. While her recent research focused upon megafauna extinction of camelids and equids across the Western Hemisphere, her background spans across a number of disciplines including forensic anthropology, human skeletal biology, spatial archaeology using GIS, as well as comparative, functional, and developmental morphology.
Area of Specialization
Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution, Museum Support Center
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