Dr. Benjamin Shepard is an Adjunct Instructor in Anthropology at Los Angeles Pierce College. He received his PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2016. He has been a participant in the BAP since 2007.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Ritual and political dynamics in small-scale societies, mobility and social change, the political economy of burial ritual, long-distance exchange networks, Eurasian prehistory (focusing on Lake Baikal), history of archaeology, archaeology in public education

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