Josh Edwards is a geoarchaeologist and Earthling who resides in Flagstaff, Arizona. His expertise includes paleoenvironmental reconstruction, geomorphology of archaeological sites, and faunal analysis, which is the identification of animal bones recovered during excavations. Josh has spent the better years of his life traipsing across the globe rummaging through the trash heaps of antiquity. These adventures have brought him to work in Germany, Peru, and Mexico, but the vast majority of his career has unfolded while researching human adaptation to environmental change in the American Southwest. Although the perspective gained from geoarchaeological work could easily lead one down many environmentally deterministic paths of reason, theoretical approaches like that of cultural landscapes and path dependent systems also fit well with this perspective. He doesn’t take himself too seriously; only when writing about himself in the third person.

josh@tzotzoma.com