Dr Erik Gjesfjeld

Archaeology, Cultural Evolution, Technology, Northeast Asia, Quantitative Methods

Dr Erik Gjesfjeld

Dr Erik Gjesfjeld, Fellow, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge

I am trained as an anthropological archaeologist with broader interests in the evolution of culture and the application of quantitative and computational methods to understanding human history. In particular, I specialize in the archaeology of Northeast Asia and maritime hunter-gatherer societies.  

I am currently appointed as the Renfrew Fellow at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. My upcoming research will focus on modeling the dynamics of technological change with archaeological big data.  

Previously, I served as a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute of Society and Genetics at UCLA.

Prior to this position, I was a graduate student at the University of Washington receiving my PhD in June 2014. My dissertation thesis reconstructed the social networks of foraging populations in the Kuril Islands.