The University of Iowa

Tawny Tibbits

Tawny Tibbits
Graduate Student
Bachelors, Geoscience, Anthropology, University of Iowa
MA, Anthropology, University of Texas at San Antonio
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Research Interests: 
Geoarchaeology, Mesoamerica, Geochemistry, Granite

I am currently working on a geochemical sourcing project in the Maya Lowlands of Belize. My work focuses on using portable x-ray fluorescence to nondestructively source granite archaeological artifacts such as manos and metates that have been found in Belize. I am comparing artifact geochemical fingerprints to those of outcrop regions in the Maya Mountains, which is the nearest source of granite. 

Selected Images: 
Stela
Maya Mountains
Mano and Metate