Sara K. Becker, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Behavioral Science/Anthropology
- B.A., Arizona State University
- M.A., California State University Los
- Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Introduction to Physical Anthropology
- Cultural Anthropology
- Food and Culture
- Forensic Anthropology
- Bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology
- Prehistoric labor in emerging complex societies in South America
- Traditional labor practices among the modern Aymara people of highland Bolivia
- Stress, health, and disease in precontact North and South American native groups
- National Science Foundation Young Researcher Travel Award and Runner-Up for Best Paper in the Graduate Student category, International Conference on Advances in Interdisciplinary Statistics and Combinatorics, 2012
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Office of Undergraduate Research, Graduate Mentor Award, 2010
- National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant, 2009-2010
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Off-Campus Dissertation Research Fellowship and Timothy P. Mooney Fellowship, 2008
- Becker, S.K. (2013) Labor and the Rise of the Tiwanaku State (AD 500-1100): A Bioarchaeological Study of Activity Patterns. PhD dissertation. Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
- Becker, S.K., Alconini, S., and Knudson, K.J. (2013) Trophy Head Taking among the Tiwanaku, Charazani, Bolivia. Manuscript in preparation for Journal of Archaeological Research.
- Becker, S.K. (2013) Health Consequences of Contact on Two Seventeenth Century Native Groups from the Mid-Atlantic Region of Maryland. International Journal of Historical Archaeology 17:3.
- Becker, S.K. (2011) Laborers among the Tiwanaku/Trabajadores entre el Tiwanaku. Jatha Fundación Cultural: Creando Puentes de Desarrollo.