Dawn earned her B.A. in Anthropology and History from Texas A&M University in May of 2010. She was introduced to the world of archaeology at age 8 while visiting relatives in Arizona and has been hooked ever since. In the summer of 2007, she was part of the Rio Bravo Archaeological Survey in Orange Walk, Belize where she was introduced to Mesoamerican archaeology. She returned to Belize in the summer of 2009 to work with the Caves Branch Archaeological Survey outside of Belmopan. Here Dawn was introduced to bioarchaeology and cave archaeology, providing more experience and testing out different research areas. Dawn wishes to focus her research in Mesoamerica on the women of the ancient Maya. She is also interested in household archaeology and studying daily life of the Maya. Dawn entered into the program at SMU in the fall of 2010. She began work in Guatemala at the site of Holtun starting in the summer of 2011.
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Entered program in 2010