Archaeological Expedition to Khirbat Iskandar
Kenneth W. Russell Memorial Fellowship, 2023–2024
University of Toronto
Natalia Handziuk is a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto. She works on later prehistory, Neolithic through Early Bronze Age (EBA), in Jordan and the Republic of Georgia. Her current focus is the Early Bronze Age southern Levant, specializing in ceramic technology, social organization, and olive processing and consumption. Natalia is completing her thesis on olive processing in the northern Jordan Valley, wadis, and highlands. Her upcoming research, beginning in January 2024, will investigate EBA mortuary practices in central Jordan. She began working in Jordan during the summer of 2013 and has since worked with the Tell Madaba Archaeological Project, Khirbat al-Mukhayyat Archaeological Project, Wādī Ziqlāb Archaeological Project, Wādī Quseayba Archaeological Project, and excavations at Khirbat Um al-Ghozlan. This year she is joining the Archaeological Expedition to Khirbat Iskandar and Its Environs to further investigate relationships between EBA mortuary contexts, hinterlands, and settlements.