Emma is a biological anthropologist with research interests in bioarchaeology and dental anthropology. Her current research focuses on the Prehistoric Ohio Valley, examining the transition to Maize agriculture. She is interested in determining who were the primary consumers of Maize in the society, looking at both inter- and intra-site differences through the use of dental microwear analysis and caries.
Prior to enrolling at OSU, she earned her MA in Human Skeletal Biology from New York University, and her BA in Anthropology specializing in archaeology from Hofstra University. Her master’s research examines a population from medieval Denmark. She examined dental health and dental macrowear on high and low status individuals in order to determine if there was a difference in health based on reported dietary differences between status groups.