2014 Undergraduate Laerm Award Winners
The recipient of the 2014-2015 Joshua Laerm Academic Support Award for Undergraduate Students is Kelly Brown, a student in the Department of Anthropology. Kelly was nominated by Dr. Victor Thompson, also of the Department of Anthropology. Her work will contribute to the limited knowledge of seasonal occupation of archaeological sites in the Florida Keys. She will collect clam and oyster specimens from 8MO17, an archaeological site on Upper Matecumbe Key. Back at UGA, she will study stable oxygen isotopes in the shells of these animals to assess the season of death for each individual. Season of death is an indirect measure of the season(s) when people occupied the site. Laerm funds will be used for travel to the archaeological site and for isotope analysis.