Lindsay Avila

Lindsay Avila
Mentor: Dr. James Davidson
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
"After attending Dr. Davidson's field school last summer I became excited about archaeology and become a research assistant in his historical archaeology lab last fall where I decided to develop my own project to further my research interests within the field."





Research Interests

  • Bioarchaeology
  • Social Inequity
  • Gunshot Violence

Academic Awards

  • John V. Lombardi Scholar


  • Honors Ambassadors
  • Lambda Alpha


  • Sidney Lanier Center

Hobbies and Interests

  • Traveling
  • Cycling
  • Reading

Research Description

Archaeologically Contextualizing Gunshot Violence in Historical Cemeteries
My project will analyze the patterns of gunshot violence through archaeological remains in historical southern cemeteries across the country. By looking at social, economic, and cultural data behind these human burials I hope to gain insight into this form of violence and its implications for this behavior today.