Alum Janz (2012) Receives Tenure-track Appointment

June 8, 2021
Lisa Janz on Staircase

Lisa Janz (Ph.D. 2012) has been appointed as Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Toronto Scarborough, beginning July 1, 2021. Since 2013, Janz has co-directed the Gobi-Steppe Neolithic Project with Mongolian collaborators at the Mongolian Academy of Sciences. Her work focuses on post-glacial human-environment relationships including the adoption of herding during the Bronze Age. She currently holds grants from SSHRC and Wenner-Gren for her research on an 8500–7200 year-old sedentary habitation site in far eastern Mongolia, where intensive use of cattle suggests possible pre-domestication herd management. Recent publications in PLOS ONE, Antiquity, and Quaternary International focus on increasing sedentism and diet breadth during a period of climate amelioration and evidence for dairying and increasing trade during the Bronze Age. (Anthro News Digest date: 06/04/2021)