Megan Anne Conger is an Assistant Research Scientist in the radiocarbon group at CAIS. She received in PhD in Anthropology from the University of Georgia in 2022.
Dr. Conger has participated in archaeological field research throughout the US and abroad. She has ten years of experience working with museum collections, and specializes in collections-based research. Her research interests iclude trade, value, and world-system expansion, particularly in North American colonial contexts. She has methodological expertise in zooarchaeology, historic trade good analyses, ethnohistory, radiocarbon dating, and Bayesian chronological modeling. Her dissertation work reassessed long-standing relative chronologies, including glass bead chronologies, through AMS dating and Bayesian chronological modeling.
At CAIS, she is currently leading a project to curate and catalogue the lab’s extensive, 40-year collection of remnant radiocarbon samples.
Radiocarbon AMS Facility