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  • Faculty Advisor, Student Anthropology Society
  • Assistant Director, Center for Applied Anthropology

Contact Information

  • Office: 238 Landrum
  • Phone: (859) 572-6359
  • FAX: (859) 572-6086
  • Email: kniselyd1@nku.edu

Research & Teaching Interests

Maya archaeology; Classic Maya in Belize; mortuary studies; osteoarchaeology; isotopic analysis of human bone; prehistoric diet and migration; Cultural Resource Management; contract archaeology, landscape studies

Current Research

My most recent research utilized isotopic analysis to determine the diet of individuals from nine Classic Maya sites in northwest Belize. The comparison of plant and faunal remains from sites to the isotopic ratios found in bones helps to provide a more complete picture of ancient Maya diet and the importance of different foods within the culture.

Academic Degrees

  • M.A. University of Cincinnati
  • B.A. Millersville College
  • B.A. York College of Pennsylvania

Courses

  • ANT 100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • ANT 110 Unearthing the Past: World Archaeology
  • ANT 201 World Cultures

Accolades

  • Alpha Chi Honor Society

Selected Publications

  • 2013 Ancient Maya Diet in the Three Rivers Region of Northwest Belize. M.A. Thesis, University of Cincinnati.