Ashley Peles

I am currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Before coming to UNC, my work focused on historical archaeology in the Northeast U.S. Switching gears after moving to the Southeast, my current dissertation work explores subsistence and labor patterns of Late Woodland peoples gathering at mound sites in the Lower Mississippi Valley. In addition to this, I am working on a 3D computer reconstruction of portions of early French colonial Natchez, Mississippi and working with my advisor to create a virtual museum website related to North Carolina archaeology. I hope that these projects will be a jumping off point for exploring more methods of archaeological visualization that can be helpful for archaeologists, students, and interested members of the public.