BREABelize River East Archaeology
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Dr. Marieka Brouwer Burg,
Lab Director and GIS specialist

Dr. Marieka Brouwer Burg is a Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at the University of New Hampshire. She was born in Madison, Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison as an undergraduate where she majored in Anthropology and Art History, while working in the Wisconsin Archaeology and Cartography Laboratories. In 2005, she began her graduate work at Michigan State University and earned her Ph.D. in 2011. Her dissertation research is focused on hunter-gatherer land use strategies in the Post Glacial Netherlands. As part of this work, she received a Fulbright fellowship and spent a year working closely with colleagues at the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, the Groningen Institute of Archaeology, University of Groningen, and Utrecht University. Dr. Brouwer Burg continues to research the effects of paleo-climate and paleo-environmental change on past human decision-making. She has conducted research in the Netherlands, as well as New Mexico and Belize. In 2011, she joined the BREA project and serves as Director of the Laboratory and project GIS specialist. She also offers her skills in artifact illustration and photography. As part of her research on the project, she manages the BREA GIS database and conducts geospatial analyses to better understand past human-environment interaction and movement across the landscape. She is also investigating the technological attributes and sociopolitical indicators of the lithic assemblages recovered from the BREA study area.
Eleanor Harrison-Buck, Ph.D.   •   Department of Anthropology   •   University of New Hampshire
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