Dr. Arlene Rosen Joins Our Faculty for the Fall 2012 Semester
Posted: September 3, 2012
Image courtesy of UCL Institute of Archaeology
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Arlene Rosen to our department this Fall. Dr. Rosen is an archaeologist who studies the origins of agriculture, village life, and early complex society in the Near East, China, and Mesoamerica. In particular, she is a founder of the field of the archaeology of climate change. Her work involves producing detailed reconstructions of the changing climate at the end of the Pleistocene and beginning of the Holocene, and applying them to questions of sea level rise and global warming at the end of the Ice Age. Dr. Rosen received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, and comes to us from the Institute of Archaeology at University College London, where she was division head of Environmental Archaeology.