Sean Downey (Ph.D. Arizona, 2009) has just published a Neolithic Archaeology paper in Nature Communications. Sean is a co-author of “Regional Population Collapse Followed Initial Agriculture Booms in Mid-Holocene Europe,” which grew out of his post-doctoral work University College London. Dr. Downey, whose SoA advisor was Professor of Anthropology Stephen Lansing, also completed a postdoc at Stanford and now is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Maryland. You can read to Nature Communications article here. The research is also the topic of articles on these websites: Science News, National Geographic, Smithsonian, and BBC’s HistoryExtra.com.
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