- Assistant Teaching Professor
- Social and Behavioral Sciences Anthropology
- College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
- Ph.D., University of Toronto, 2015
- Fall 2022 Office Hours: In-person or join oline via Teams on Tuesdays 11:00am - 12:00pm and Thursdays 1pm - 2pm; and by appt.
1415 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045
Research Areas: Zooarchaeology analysis, environmental archaeology, ancient faunal DNA, small-scale societies, environmental archaeology, community collaboration. North America, Arctic
My research examines the resilience of small-scale societies during periods of environmental and social change. I employ molecular methods to supplement traditional studies of faunal material in investigating the relationship between people and their environment. I am especially interested in community-based research with northern communities and multi-vocal interpretations of the past.
Selected Publications —
2018 Comparing the fill and floor: Using a taphonomic framework to identify occupational histories at a collapsed semi-subterranean feature in northwest Alaska. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology. 28 782-792.
2018 Using ethnohistoric documents as analogical tools: A case study from northwest Alaska. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 51: 1-15.
2017 Norman, Lauren E. Y., T. Max Friesen, Claire Alix, Michael J. E. O’Rourke, and Owen K. Mason. An early Inupiaq occupation: Observations on a Thule house from Cape Espenberg, Alaska. Open Archaeology 3: 17-48.
2016 Friesen, T. Max, and Lauren E. Y. Norman. The Pembroke Site: Thule Inuit Migration on Southern Victoria Island. Arctic 69(1):1-18.