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Caleb  Ranum

M.S.


Research Interests

I graduated with BAs in Anthropology and Biology from Pacific Lutheran University in 2017 and spent the next two years as an English teacher in Rimavska Sobota, Slovakia. I am a masters student focusing on paleoethnobotany. My thesis research looks at changes in subsistence patterns following conquest events. I will conduct my research in the north coast of Peru, specifically the Casma valley, to examine how ancient food pathways changed following the ChimĂș conquest of the region. I am also assisting with research in the Ancient People and Plants Laboratory cataloging Capsicum seeds.