About the Author
Dr. Williams is a bioarchaeologist whose primary research centers on understanding human response and adaptation to mass disaster and climate change using an evolutionary framework that incorporates local context, cultural environments, and human health. She has taught courses on quantitative methods in anthropology, and has presented research on database design and management. Her research spans osteology, archaeology, paleopathology, and historical demography in Germany, England, Italy, and the United States. She has a PhD from the Ohio State University in Anthropology and an MSc from the University of Sheffield in Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology. Dr. Quave is an anthropological archaeologist who has conducted archaeological and ethno-historical research in the South American Andes for more than a decade. Her work focuses on the everyday experiences among households in communities facing Inca imperialism and Spanish colonialism (11th to 18th centuries). She conducts fieldwork in the rural heartland of the Inca empire in Cusco, Peru. She teaches quantitative anthropology and writing about quantitative social science, as well as researching liberal arts pedagogies. Her work has been published in domestic and international venues, recently including Journal of Field Archaeology, Latin American Antiquity, and Museum Management and Curatorship.