Faculty » Sara K. Becker
Ph.D., 2013, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Office: 1309A Watkins Hall
Phone: (951) 827-6503
Professor Becker earned her Ph.D in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is a bioarchaeologist with studies in America, covering prehistoric labor practices in emerging complex societies, biomechanics, gendered labor, and the health of active groups during the European contact period. This research has been published in various journals in the past. Her recent research uses markers of activity on human skeletal remains from the prehistoric Tiwanaku culture of Bolivia and Peru, to understand the formation and development of reciprocal labor within the high elevation state. Current projects expand osteological data and add to the understanding of how groups lived and worked within this region by recording and modeling traditional activities among Andean Aymara people.