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Katheryn C. Twiss Associate Professor Anthropology College of Arts and Sciences


Katheryn Twiss’ research focuses on social and economic practices in early agricultural societies. She uses faunal remains to study past human-animal interactions. Her research involves issues such as the origins of domestication, the cultural implications of different animal management strategies, and the integration of wild and domestic resources. She is also interested in the archaeology of food by concentrating on the social aspects of food production and use. She is currently conducting research and is the Co-Director of the faunal analysis laboratory at the Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük in Turkey.


  • PhD, University of California