Alex Symons

Ph.D. Student in Anthropology


Alex is a PhD student in Archaeological Anthropology. He holds a BA in Archaeology from the University of Reading and MSc in Archaeological Science from the University of Oxford. His research focusses on human-animal-environment relations in the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age in the South Caucasus. Specifically, he investigates the ways in which domestic animals and humans collaborate to produce and resist unequal power relations in the context of the emerging State. His methods include traditional zooarchaeology approaches and isotopic analysis of animal bones and teeth. He is also a current executive board member of the Archaeological Science Group at Cornell.