Tiffany Rawlings

Tiffany Rawlings, Ph.D

(585) 395-5705
Office: Liberal Arts 330


  • PhD, Simon Fraser University

Areas of Specialty

Osteoarchaeology, Forensic Anthropology, Zooarchaeology, Anthropological Archaeology, American Southwest, Northwest Coast, and Papua New Guinea

Courses Taught

  • ANT 101 - The Human Condition
  • ANT 203 - Human Evolution
  • ANT 256 - Introduction to Forensic Anthropology
  • ANT 385 - Methods in Biological Anthropology
  • ANT 386 - The Archaeology of Death
  • ANT 452/552 - Ancient Disease
  • ANT 456 - Forensic Anthropology

Research Interests

Humayma Excavation Project - Humayma, Jordan
I am currently analyzing faunal material from the 2008 field season. The site of Humayma was a small Nabataean settlement center founded in the first century BC in the Hisma Desert of southern Jordan, halfway between Petra and Aqaba. The Romans built a fort here after converting the Nabataean Kingdom to their Provincia Arabia in AD 106, and the site continued to prosper in the Byzantine and Early Islamic periods. The 2008 field season focused on the Roman and Byzantine period civilian community adjacent to the fort (the vicus) and the Nabataean town buried beneath it. I am particularly interested in skeletal evidence of diet, disease, and trauma among the domestic fauna and am compiling data for a paper. I am creating a database and a comprehensive laboratory manual for the standardization of faunal analysis for this project.