Kassi Bailey

PhD Student

About Kassi Bailey

Kassi Bailey is from Cincinnati, Ohio where she received her Bachelor’s degrees in Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Cincinnati in 2012. As an undergraduate, Kassi has participated on field projects such as the Southern Albania Neolithic Archaeological Project (SANAP) and the Upper Basin Archaeological Research Project (UBARP). She has also taken an archaeobotany course at the Japanese Institute of Anatolian Archaeology in central Turkey and has worked as a research assistant in the Mediterranean Ecosystem Dynamics and Archaeology (MEDArch) Lab sorting archaeobotanical samples from Vashtëmi, Albania, and digitizing trench profile data. Her interests are in human-environment interactions and the ways in which humans respond to and impact regional paleoenvironmental variability, with a focus on the transition to agriculture and human and microvertebrate commensalism during the Neolithic in Turkey. 

Areas of Study

Aşıklı Höyük, Turkey

Research Interests

Human-environment interactions, zooarchaeology, small animal commensalism, rodents, amphibians, sedentism, micro-niche construction, pre-pottery Neolithic, Turkey.