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Jesse Wolfhagen

Jesse Wolfhagen

Postdoctoral Fellow // Anthropology

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Room: STON 311A


Dr. Wolfhagen is an archaeologist focused on understanding the complex interplay of human-environment interactions and the long-term human impacts on the landscape, driven by adaptations to hunting and herding. His work examines past animal behavior and biological changes in response to human exploitation. He combines statistical modeling of zooarchaeological data with stable isotopic analyses. Dr. Wolfhagen is a postdoctoral fellow in the Laboratory for Computational Archaeology (supervised by Dr. Erik Otárola-Castillo), examining the causes underlying long-term patterns of bison exploitation in the North American Great Plains. In collaboration with Dr. Otárola-Castillo, he has also worked on fostering the development and adoption of Bayesian methods across the field of archaeology.