Conner Jan Wiktorowicz
Cultural Resources Specialist
Sociocultural Systems Department
- Ph.D., Anthropology, Purdue University, 2017.
- B.S., Biology (Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior), University of Texas at Austin, 2009.
Current RoleCultural resources specialist with a focus on writing, editing, and reviewing research and analysis products for scientific, technical, and non-specialist audiences.
CapabilitiesHistorical research, analysis, and synthesis; archaeological survey and excavation; remote sensing survey; geographic information systems (GIS); technical illustration; proteomic residue analysis of pottery vessels.
- Research Leadership: Led a collaborative project that developed a proteomics-based method in archaeological residue analysis of pottery. Discovered earliest known physical evidence of viral hemorrhagic fever, HPV-18, and Gallus gallus (chicken) domestication in Europe. Integrated proteomic and archaeological evidence from Iron Age mortuary contexts with topics in climate history, ecology, and epidemiology. Conducted and supervised remote sensing survey and excavation in the South Caucasus.
- Author: Peer-reviewed publications in Journal of Archaeological Science and Antiquity.