Suzanne E Pilaar Birch Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Suzanne E Pilaar Birch

University of Georgia

My research is focused on human adaptation and resilience to climate change and natural resource unpredictability in prehistory. My other interests include the initial domestication of livestock, diffusion of domesticates across Eurasia, the transition from hunting to herding, seasonality and human mobility, multispecies archaeology, and advancing methodologies in zooarchaeology and stable isotope analysis.


I combine archaeology and biogeochemistry to investigate changes in diet, mobility, and settlement systems in the period spanning the end of the last ice age to the arrival of farming.

I am an active advocate of open access publishing and online data and research sharing and am co-editor-in-chief of the journal Open Quaternary. I also co-founded and moderate the blog TrowelBlazers, which highlights women in the fields of archaeology, paleontology, and geology.

Personal Interests

    I enjoy being outdoors and frequently go hiking, camping, and swimming with my family. I also love to travel-luckily, I get to visit a lot of places through my work. I have been to 25 countries and just over half of the US.



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