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Miriam Belmaker, PhD 
Collection Curator and lab director
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Henry Kendall College of Arts & Sciences
Harwell Hall room 105

Curriculum Vita    updated Nov 15, 2015

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Miriam Belmaker is assistant Professor at The University of Tulsa. She is curator of zooarchaeology and paleoanthropology –  human osteology collections and heads a resaerch group on surface metrology and tribology. 

IMG_8809She earned a BA in prehistoric archaeology and ecology from Haifa University, Israel and an MSc and PhD in Evolution and Ecology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

Her recent articles include  The influence of landscape on Neanderthal range viewed from the Levant (Henry, Belmaker and Bergin, Quaternary International , 2016)Paleontology and Biogeography of Fauna in the Levant: The Early to Middle Pleistocene. (Quaternary of
the Levant
(Bar-Yosef, O. and Enzel, Y. eds.), 2016).,  The Southern Levant during MIS 6-2 and Zooarchaeological Evidence for the Effects of Climatic-Forcing on Hominin Population Dynamics. (Climate Change, Human Response and Zooarchaeology (Monk, G. ed.) 2016)


Belmaker has done archaeological fieldwork at Paleolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic sites in Israel , Jordan and Armenia . Her professional interests include human evolution, paleoecology, climate and human interactions,  zooarchaeology of vertebrates and taphonomy.

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