About Me

Sylvia Deskaj (M.A.) is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Anthropology at Michigan State University. Her dissertation research aims to better understand the nature of prehistoric social interaction between foreign and indigenous human populations in the Balkans. She is beginning a dissertation on human mobility during the Bronze Age in the Shkoder region of northern Albania, where she has been working since 2010 as a member of the PASH project, and is particularly interested in the social aspects of death and tumulus burial. Last summer, Sylvia began work on the DIROS project in Greece, focusing on the massive Neolithic cave complex called Alepotrypa (Fox Hole), where she is studying the distribution of 100s of pieces of scattered human bone.

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