I just moved to Normal for grad school so I'd love to meet some new people. I'm a grad student in the Anthropology department. I focus on archaeology and bioarchaeology, which is the archaeological analysis of human remains. If you want to know more then ask away. I'm always willing to share more information about what I do.
Before grad school, I was an archaeologist doing Cultural Resource Management (CRM). We use various survey methods to ascertain the culture significance of a site or the potential for it produce things of cultural significance. Basically, any time a building project receives federal/government money we go out and survey the area to document the artifacts in the area and the potential impact the building project will have on the site.
I've played guitar for about eight years. I love to write and play my own music as well as learn songs that I like. I'm a metal head at heart so I like bands like Haste the Day, Bring me The Horizon, Protest the Hero, and After the Burial. However, I usually like to write acoustic instrumental music like Andy McKee, Antonie DuFour, or Callum Graham. I'm not anywhere as talented as those guys, but I try my best to emulate that style of music.
Comic Books/Graphic Novels: Detective Comics, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Batman: Long Halloween, Batman: Hush, Batman: Year One, Old Man Logan, House of M, Messiah Complex, Identity Crisis, Flashpoint, The Runaways, Ultimate Spider-man, New Avengers, Astonishing X-Men, Watchmen
Archaeology Books: The Human Bone Manual, Human Osteology, Bioarchaeology: An Integrated Approach, Bioarchaeology of Violence, Violence Ritual and the Wari Empire, Comparative Osteology: A Laboratory and Field Guide to Common North American Animals
Movies: Seven Pounds, Saw series (the first few anyways), Resident Evil Series, Transformers, any George A. Romero movie, Crash, I am Legend, Andromeda Strain, Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, Juno, The Protector, Watchmen, 21, Friday the 13th series, Nightmare on Elm Street series, Up, 9, Nolan Batman Trilogy, Avengers, Avengers: AoU, Captain America, Logan
Music: Haste the Day, Bring me The Horizon, Confide, Coheed and Cambria, Parkway Drive, Trevor Hall, Andy Mckee, Spill Canvas, Dawes, Emery, The Almost, Alesana, New Found Glory, Protest the Hero, The Recieving End of Sirens, Valencia, Sky Eats Airplane, God is an Astronaut, Explosions in the Sky, Mogwai, Tallest Man on Earth, Iron and Wine, Minus the Bear, Polar Bear Club, Tom Waits
Food: Chinese, Italian, Cajun, Peruvian
T.V. Shows: Fringe, Samurai 7, Afro Samurai, Attack on Titan, Samurai Champloo, American Pickers, Pawn Stars, Man vs. Food, The Office, Parks and Rec, Arrested Development, Arrow, The Walking Dead, Comicbook Men, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Doll House, Agents of Shield, Firefly