Dylan Davis

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Dylan is a Ph.D. Candidate in the anthropology department at Penn State and an archaeologist specializing in remote sensing applications and human-environmental interaction. He previously received a BS and MA in Anthropology and a BA in Geography from Binghamton University. Dylan’s work focuses primarily on settlement distributional patterns and their connections to environmental factors in island and coastal regions. Ultimately, his work seeks to further our understanding of how people interact with and are affected by their environment. Dylan’s dissertation research investigates landscape settlement and mobility patterns in southwest Madagascar using a systematic remote sensing survey and machine learning procedures. This project seeks to establish linkages between socio-environmental conditions and human settlement patterns in southwest Madagascar using fossil corals as a paleoclimate proxy. Dylan currently serves on the Editorial Board of Archaeological Prospection as an Early Career Researcher.

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