Research interests: Pleistocene species distribution modelling, West Africa, North Africa, zooarchaeology, vertebrate taphonomy, vertebrate paleontology, palaeo-ecological niche modelling, computational archaeology, archaeological imaging
Software skills: R programming language and software, ArcGIS, ArcMap, QGIS, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Access/Office
Hardware skills: 3D scanning microscopy, 3D laser scanning, scanning electron microscopy/imaging, photogrammetry, macro photography, microCT scanning, hard tissue sampling, Leica/Topcon total stations, VITROS 350 chemistry analyzer, PENTRA, COBAS and SYSMEX laboratory equipment
Current Position: Postdoctoral Scientist within the Liese Meitner Pan African Evolution Research Group, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
Emily Yuko Hallett received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the Institute of Human Origins and the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University in 2018, with a focus on Homo sapiens origins in Africa.
Her area of research is in paleoclimate, paleoenvironment, and prehistoric human ecology and diet in the African Middle Stone Age. Her Ph.D. research studied the impact environmental change had on early human diet and technology in the Middle Stone Age of coastal Morocco, roughly 120,000 years ago at Contrebandiers Cave.
Emily has participated in archaeological fieldwork in France, Ethiopia, Morocco, South Africa, Côte d'Ivoire, and Malta. She received her B.A. in 2008 from the University of Washington, and her M.A. in 2010 from Arizona State University.
Previous non-academic employment: Medical laboratory scientist at The Orthopedic and Spine Inpatient Surgical Hospital (O:A:S:I:S), Phoenix Arizona, 2016-2019; Dog walker, 2014-2016; Nanny 2005-2008; Subway 2005; Round Table Pizza 2003.