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Aaron Young

About Aaron Young

Aaron Young is a Ph.D. student in the archaeology program working with Associate Professor James Watson. He graduated from California State University, Chico in 2013 with a BA in anthropology. During his undergrad, he worked as an intern at the Human Identification Lab and earned a Certificate in Forensic Identification. After receiving his degree from CSU Chico, he became a graduate student at San Diego State University and graduated in 2019, majoring in anthropology with a specific focus in bioarchaeology. Aaron currently works as a research assistant at the Arizona State Museum and as a graduate teaching assistant for the School of Anthropology.  

Research Interests

Bioarchaeology, dental anthropology, patterns in diet and health, NAGPRA

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Graduate Student


MA in Anthropology, San Diego State University (2019) Thesis: From Macro to Micro: Applying histology to individuals from Río Viejo, Oaxaca, Mexico as an investigation into age and season of death.

BA in Anthropology, California State University, Chico (2013)