Vice President for Intersociety Relations - Andrew Michael Zipkin
Andrew Zipkin is an archaeological scientist with research interests including Holocene and terminal Pleistocene hunter-gatherers in sub-Saharan Africa, the origins of social networks and long-distance exchange, elemental and isotopic chemistry method development, compositional data analysis, provenance studies, and experimental archaeology. He was awarded his doctorate in 2015 by The George Washington University, where he was advised by Prof. Alison Brooks. Zipkin was a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2015-2018, and worked with Profs. Stanley Ambrose and Craig Lundstrom on the ethno-archaeometry of ochre use in the Kenya Rift Valley, and strontium isoscape construction in northern Malawi. He currently collaborates with Profs. Polly Wiessner, Curtis Marean, and Kelly Knudson at ASU on using strontium isotopes to reconstruct ancient social networks and territorial behaviors in South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana.