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Rachel Taylor

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109 Davenport Hall
607 S. Mathews Ave
M/C 148
Urbana, IL 61801


Rachel is a PhD student in archaeology, interested in studying the Ancient Maya. She has conducted fieldwork in the Peten region of Guatemala, focusing on Preclassic centers and ancient graffiti as well as various digital archaeological techniques used for analysis and preserving fragile cultural heritage. Currently, she is focusing on zooarchaeological methods to explore ancient biodiveristy, forest health, and management in the Belize River Valley. 


2018 MA, Anthropology, University of Central Florida
2016 BA, Archaeology, Boston University