Chloe Stringer

I am a current PhD Candidate at the University of Melbourne supervised by Dr Amy Prendergast, Dr Jillian Garvey, and Dr Jan-Hendrik May. My PhD research uses freshwater mollusc sclerochronology to investigate past environmental change on Ngintait and First People of the Millewa Mallee Country in the Central Murray Basin in NW Victoria and consider how people living in the region at the time used river resources and were affected by environmental changes. Previously, I completed a MSc Osteoarchaeology at the University of Sheffield where my thesis project identified and analysed bird bones from a cave site in North-West Scotland and considered paleoenvironmental implications.

My general research interests include human-animal and -environment interactions; the use of a broad range of methods to create more holistic understandings about the past; stable isotopes for environment, diet, and sourcing studies; morphometrics as a tool for species identification, and more.