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Melinda A. Zeder

Curator of Old World Archaeology and Archaeozoology, Senior Research Scientist

Melinda A. Zeder

Contact Information

Phone:
202 633-1886

Email/web:
zederm@si.edu

Address:
Archaeobiology Program
National Museum of Natural History 
Washington, DC  20013-7012

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Curator of Old World Archaeology and Archaeozoology, Senior Research Scientist

Research interests

Melinda A. Zeder is an archaeologist interested in the plant and animal domestication and the origins of agricultural economies, with a special focus on livestock domestication in the Near East. Her research has also examined the impacts of agricultural intensification in semi-arid environments in Northern Mesopotamia and the development of specialized subsistence economies in early complex societies in Iran. She is the co-editor of a book that considers the intersection of archaeology and genetics in documenting the domestication of plant and animal species and is currently working on a book on animal domestication that brings together animal sciences, genetics, and archaeology.

Education

PhD, University of Michigan, Anthropology, 1985

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