From January 2020 to December 2021, I will be a VINNOVA-postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Cultural Sciences, Linnaeus University. Here I will continue to develop a theoretical and methodological framework that combines actualistic research in forensic taphonomy with an archaeothanatological approach, in order to better understand human burials and mortuary behaviour in the past.
I have developed an innovative study on human decomposition at the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State University (FACTS). This study explores the use of actualistic forensic taphonomy in the study of (forensic) archaeological human burials. To visualize and analyze taphonomic data from human burials, I developed a digital 3D reconstruction and simulation pipeline using Structure from Motion photogrammetry and 3D animation.
My research interests and expertise cover forensic archaeology, forensic taphonomy, the archaeology of death and burial, forensic facial reconstruction, Caribbean archaeology, and 3D modelling, 3D computer graphics and 3D animation.