We draw from the interdisciplinary skills of our group members, as well as a strong network of affiliated researchers, in order to design and implement our ongoing research agenda. We are excited about the projects going on in our lab and the contributions our group members are making!

We are currently working on the following topics:

  • A survey of past research on fitness landscapes which will be included as a chapter in the “Handbook of Evolutionary Research in Archaeology” which will be published by Springer in 2018.
  • A paper on research results detailing how the nearly neutral theory of evolution (originally developed as a population genetics model by Tomoko Ohta) can be applied to the study of technological and cultural change.
  • An evolutionary model of technological error that includes different forms of cultural selection.
  • A model examining the implications of combining cultural transmission biases on the amount of technological variation that a population may contain.
  • A model exploring the effects of inter-group communication between population subgroups in an environment with spatial and temporal variation.

Please contact us if you have questions or want more information about our research.

If you think you can contribute to our research please send a message detailing your interests, experience, and skills to the contact email on the homepage. We're always looking for exciting new members to add to our group!