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Arianna Garvin

  • Social Sciences Building, Room 210
    9500 Gilman Drive #0532
    La Jolla , California 92093-0532

Arianna Garvin received her B.A. in Anthropology and Biology from the University of Virginia in 2017 and her M.A. in Anthropology from the University of California, San Diego in 2020. She is a current Ph.D. candidate in the UCSD Anthropology program, working under Dr. Paul S. Goldstein. Garvin has used archaeobotanical approaches in Perú to explore food-related practices in contexts of diaspora, or the migration or translocation of people to new regions. Her M.A. work focuses on the ancient Tiwanaku (ca. A.D. 500-1100) and the role of homeland foods throughout state expansion (A.D. 600- 1100). For her dissertation project, Garvin employs household archaeology and archaeobotanical methods to explore Viru (ca. 200 B.C. to A.D. 650) subsistence strategies and resilience to El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) events at the site of Puerto Malabrigo in the Chicama Valley, Peru. She takes a community-engaged approach to archaeology and believes studying ancient human-environmental interactions is important to understanding modern and future cultural responses to ENSO happenings and Climate Change.