Carson Riggs

Ph.D. Student in Classics


Carson (she/her) is a Ph.D. student in Classics studying archaeology and art. She received her A.B. in Classical Archaeology modified with Medieval Studies at Dartmouth College in 2023 (salutatorian, Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude with high honors). She is interested in the intersection of religion, medicine, and “magic” in the Late Antique world, particularly shown materially through apotropaic objects, such as amulets. She is also interested in medicinal plants and archaeobotany. She has participated in archaeological fieldwork at the early medieval site of Caherconnell in Ireland, as well as at an Ancestral Puebloan site in Colorado.