Chris Carleton

Graduate student

My interests in archaeology are varied, but the core of my research involves methodology rather than a specific data set. I use various kinds of mathematical models, statistical analyses, and computer-based simulations to get at big-picture questions about the sociocultural evolution of humans over the last 12 to 15 thousand years. My PhD research primarily involves the application of time-series anlaysis in an attempt to understand human responses to climate change using the Maya region as a test case for exploring the methods I will be developing.