IMS Associates

Archaeology Students

Morgan Marx

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E-mail: mmarx@albany.edu 

Education:

B.A Anthropology & English, University of Alaska Southeast, 2012

Current research:

Morgan Marx is a Masters student in the Department of Anthropology with an emphasis in Mesoamerican Archaeology. After pursuing archaeology of the Northwest Coast in the United States, she now focuses on Mesoamerica, currently with particular emphasis on the Formative period. Her general interests include figurine production and use—particularly in regards to household ritual—and household archaeology more generally, especially pertaining to the archaeology of childhood and processes of societal inculcation.

Her Masters thesis utilizes Formative-era figurines from Cuauhtémoc to quantitatively analyze the anthropometric similarities between representational depictions of individuals and real-world human populations to determine if similarities in body proportions exist that can help determine the age and sex of ambiguous figurines. In the summer of 2015, Morgan participated in a survey field season in the Soconusco.