Undergrad Presents at Zooarch Conference

Undergraduate Elizabeth Young participated in the University of Utah’s Zooarchaeology and Field Ecology field school from June 17 to July 9. This field school takes place at the Lassen County Youth Camp by Eagle Lake in California. In just over three weeks, she learned about the osteology of fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds, as well as the ecology of juniper-sage brush and coniferous forest environment. During the last week of the course, she completed and presented a research project entitled “Influences on Fish Element Abundance in Lacustrine Assemblages: A Modern Case Study from Eagle Lake, CA” at the Stanley J. Olsen Eagle Lake Zooarchaeology Conference. She is grateful to have had such an amazing experience and thanks the University of Utah for their hospitality. Photo: Eagle Lake with shadow of Elizabeth in the foreground (Anthro News Digest date: 7/14/2017)