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Phyllis is an archaeologist and University Research Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Anthropology. She earned her PhD from Vanderbilt University in 2021. Phyllis has over 15 years of experience in archaeological research in the Eastern US and Mesoamerica addressing ancient economies, site formation processes, and social structure. Her most recent research involves the development and application of machine and deep learning to the analysis of stone tool production to illuminate ancient actors, such as commoners and women, who are often rendered invisible in the archaeological record. Outside of work, Phyllis enjoys spending time with her husband and children, watching movies, listening to the rain, and snuggling with her chihuahua.