Travis, Lauri

Portrait of Dr. Lauri Travis

Associate Professor - Sociology

Dr. Travis received her PhD. from the University of Utah in 1996. Her dissertation focused on Fremont subsistence and settlement patterns.  She has worked as a consultant in Cultural Resource Management for 30 years. Her research concentrates on Intermountain archaeology, evolutionary ecology, paleoenvironments, and prehistoric subsistence.

Dr. Travis leads an archaeological field school each summer. Students excavate and survey in the nearby Big Belt Mountains. Continuing research concentrates on paleoenvironmental change and human adaptation.

Courses Taught: 
Cultural Anthropology, Introduction to Native American Studies, North American Archaeology, Physical Anthropology, and Archaeological Field School. 

University of Utah