Name: Mackenzie Sweitzer
Advisor: Dr. Dennis Ogburn
B.A. in Anthropology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2018
Archaeology and bioarchaeology; Iron Age Eurasia, Sarmatians/Scythians, embodied gender; the Andes, Ecuador, the Inca, ceramics, agency, politics, pXRF analysis
My thesis proposal is dealing with sherds from Ecuador, dating to around the Late Intermediate Period to the Late Horizon, the period of Inca expansion and control. I will be analyzing sherds with pXRF to determine if there are shared source materials between Inca and local style wares.