Yin Lam

Primary Field
Archaeology
Individual Type
Associate Professor
Position
Associate Professor and Fall 2020 Honours Student Advisor
http://www.uvic.ca/socialsciences/anthropology
Associate Professor, University of Victoria, Department of Anthropology
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Knowledge / Expertise
Interest/Specialty Areas Archaeology, zooarchaeology, palaeoanthropology
Biography

My interest in early hominin behavior as an undergraduate eventually led me to a specialization in taphonomy, with a particular focus on how differential preservation of faunal remains and zooarchaeological methodology affect our interpretations of the faunal record.

Until recently, my primary region of interest has been sub-Saharan Africa, and I have participated in fieldwork in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, and South Africa.

My dissertation research on cementum increment formation in South African bovids was conducted while I was a guest of the Iziko South African Museum and the University of Cape Town.

Interests

  • Archaeology
  • Zooarchaeology
  • Palaeoanthropology
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