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Brian’s research interests include human behavioral ecology/evolutionary ecology, paleoethnobotany, and geospatial analyses in archaeology. His current work is addressing questions about human competition via territorial behavior, cooperation, and agriculture in southern Polynesia. His Master’s thesis addressed the identification of archaeobotanical assemblages with an emphasis on preserved textile fibers and addressing questions of resource procurement at Hopewell sites in southwestern Ohio. He has also worked and published on archaeological projects in Peten, Guatemala concerning water management, forest management, and the restoration of monuments. Professionally he has worked in cultural resource management in Hawai'i and lead filed schools on the island of Kauai. Recently he has worked at the UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History as a Collections Assistant processing recovered assemblages from CRM work in Oregon in addition to database and housing projects for the wider collection.