Devon Graves is a researcher at the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University.
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Devon’s work has primarily focused on materiality and studying artifacts from several perspectives by combining technological and stylistic studies. She has previously investigated potting traditions in the northern Caribbean by applying a chaîne opératoire approach to ceramic analysis and integrating different theoretical lenses to identify potting communities and the bodily gestures carried out to create crafts. As a member of the Darién Profundo Project, Devon focuses on the stylistic and technological aspects of ceramics from Darién, Panama, and applies collaborative archaeology to re-examine classification systems and their use in archaeology.
Devon Graves (RMA) obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology in 2017 from the University of Central Florida with a focus on sociocultural anthropology and archaeology of the Americas, with a minor in sociology. She then attended Leiden University for her Research Master’s in archaeology and graduated cum laude in 2020. Her thesis was entitled “Decoding Pottery Making Practices: technical and stylistic analyses of Late Ceramic Age traditions from the northern Caribbean (1000-1400 CE)”. She is currently a researcher of the multidisciplinary Darién Profundo Project, which investigates the deep history of human-environmental entanglements in the Darién region, Panama.
- Faculteit Archeologie
- World Archaeology
- Caribbean and Amazonia
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