Sarah Bergh Ph.D.
Sarah’s field of focus for her doctorate was zooarchaeology, the study of animal remains from archaeological sites. Animal remains yield information about past human subsistence patterns and diet, environmental conditions, and human-environment interactions. Her dissertation examined the effects of socio-political changes in southeastern US coastal societies on settlement, subsistence, and land-use patterns during the late prehispanic period. Sarah’s other fields of interest include the archaeology of the Americas, Britain, and Rome, cultural resource management, environmental anthropology, economic anthropology, historical ecology, conservation ecology, and climate change. Her professional experience is primarily in museums, working with fine arts, decorative arts, archaeological, and natural history collections.