In 2019, Liz Carmody received her M.A. from Georgia State University. During her M.A. she went on multiple field experiences to Southern Peru. She assisted in the excavation of cemeteries uncovered during construction, documentation of previously unmapped sites using Leica GS14 GNSS RTK rover and base systems, and the documentation of osteological collections for continued research. She has experience working at a cultural resource management firm. While working there she became familiar with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. Additionally, she conducted site surveys for compliance with Section 106.
Her thesis focused on analyzing individual and regional interactions of Peru during the Late Intermediate Period (1000-1400s AD) utilizing Strontium and Lead stable isotopes recovered from naturally mummified hair in the Moquegua Valley of southern Peru.
At CAIS, her primary focus is pretreating samples sent to the Radiocarbon Lab for AMS dating and for stable isotopes. Additionally, she assists in the graphitization of samples, when needed.
Liz Carmody is a veteran of the U.S. Army.