Dr. Miriam Belmaker
Dr. Miriam Belmaker is a Paleolithic archaeologist and paleoanthropologist at the University of Tulsa. Her research focuses on environmental change primarily in the past 2 million years and how it affected hominid biological and cultural evolution. She analyzes fossil faunal remains obtained from archaeological and paleontological sites to reconstruct ancient environments through space and time and to ask questions about human evolution. She is currently building a large comparative collection to assist her in her research. This includes comparative collection of modern species, fossil casts as well as a virtual collection based on 3D images of famous fossils. In addition to lab based research in her lab at TU, she currently has several ongoing collaborations which include excavation in several archaeological sites in Israel, Armenia and South Africa.