Eden Franz


B.A. Anthropology, University of New Mexico

M.A. Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles

Areas of Interest

Zooarchaeology; Diet and inequality; Multispecies interactions; Iron Age and Late Antique Mediterranean


Eden earned her B.A. and M.A. in anthropological archaeology and will pursue her PhD in Archaeology using an interdisciplinary approach, incorporating elements of art historical and Classical scholarship along with biology, multispecies ethnography, and more. She has analyzed fauna from the U.S. Southwest, Guatemala, Thailand, and Italy, and has excavated in Germany and Hungary. Eden's dissertation research is situated in the western Mediterranean, exploring diachronic shifts in dietary inequality through the lens of meat consumption amidst processes of colonization, migration, imperialism, and emergent capitalism from the Iron Age to the medieval period. She plans to expand her research to address broader human-nonhuman relationships in this context of continual sociocultural and economic change.