Katherine Peck


I am a PhD candidate in archaeology at the University of New Mexico. My research focuses on the archaeology of human-environmental interactions, and I'm particularly interested in using geoarchaeological (e.g. soil analysis) and geospatial (e.g. remote sensing) methods to study these interactions at a landscape scale. For my dissertation, I examine how landscape and anthropogenic factors impacted agricultural productivity in a dryland field system in South Kohala, Hawaiʻi Island. Visit my research page for more details about this project.

I am also interested in developing efficient workflows for collecting, digitizing, and processing archaeological datasets. For examples of recent projects on this topic, take a look at this conference poster I presented in 2023 on using ridge-operator filters for archaeological feature detection in satellite imagery or this co-authored poster focused on developing low-cost digital workflows for archaeological fieldwork.