Alison Kyra Carter

Illinois and Cambodia

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I am a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Anthropology Department at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. I received my PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013 and am an Honorary Associate at the University of Sydney. I am an anthropological archaeologist with a background in the archaeology of complex societies of Asia and materials studies. I have undertaken archaeological research in Thailand and Cambodia and I read, write, and speak Khmer.

In June-July 2015 I directed the project "Excavating Angkor: Household Archaeology at Angkor Wat," which focused on excavating a house mound within the Angkor Wat enclosure.

My broader research interests include the archaeology of South and East Asia, trade and exchange, craft production, household archaeology, and bead studies. I have extensive experience undertaking compositional analysis using LA-ICP-MS.

  • Work
    • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Education
    • Phd in Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison