Adjunct Associate Professor
B.A. University of California, Santa Barbara, 2006
Ph.D. Purdue University, 2013
Dr. Schrader is a bioarchaeologist who excavates and analyzes human skeletal remains. Her research focuses on ways in which bioarchaeologists can address the day-to-day lived experience of ancient populations. Using practice theory, Dr. Schrader highlights the importance of seemingly mundane activities, particularly through long-periods of time. Her dissertation focused on dietary and activity reconstruction during fall of the Egyptian New Kingdom and the rise of the Napatan State. During this time, Nubians began engaging in more demanding forms of manual labor and were eating indigenous foods. She is a member of the Tombos Archaeological Project, centered at the Third Cataract of the Nile River (Sudan), and has recently begun a new project at the site of Abu Fatima (5km south of Tombos). Upcoming excavations will investigate both the cemetery as well as the settlement at Abu Fatima.
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