About Lauren Sides
Lauren is a first year graduate student in the Mediterranean Archaeology concentration.
In 2019, Lauren graduated from Baylor University as a University Scholar B.A. with primary concentrations in Anthropology and Religion. As an undergraduate, Lauren took part in lab research with the Belize Valley Human Reconnaissance Project, and spent four field seasons in Italy working with the San Giuliano Archaeological Research Project (SGARP). With SGARP, Lauren used drone photogrammetry to generate orthomosaic imagery and digital elevation models, which she has subsequently used in her research on intervisibility between the San Giuliano necropolis and habitation zone.
Lauren's research at the University of Arizona continues in this vein of studying the archaeological landscapes of Southern Etruria through GIS experiential modeling and spatial cognition.