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Aylar Abdolahzedah

Doctoral Candidate

Birthplace:  iran
Hometown:  Tehran
aylarabd@sas.upenn.edu
website

Education

  • 2016-present Ph.D., Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2010 M.A., University of Tarbiat Modares, Tehran, Iran. Major: Archaeology, Minor: Prehistoric Archaeology
  • 2007 B.A., University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran. Major: Archaeology, Minor: Humanities

Awards/Fellowships/Grants

  • 2020-22 Junior Fellow of the Louis J. Kolb Society, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 2020-22
  • 2020 National Science Foundation, DDRIG: Archaeology, BCS-2029098
  • 2018 Greenewalt Fund, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • 2017 Summer Field Funds, Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2016 Summer Field Funds, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • 2015-20 Benjamin Franklin Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests

  • Understanding Variability in the Frequency of Fire Use in the Archaeological Record of Late Pleistocene Europe and Middle East.
  • Experimental Archaeology: heat-fracturing, frost-weathering, and flake formation experiment.

Interests outside the lab

Analyzing lithic collections and fieldwork

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