Rachel Gill

 
Rachel Gill, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Rachel Gill, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Rachel Gill received her Master’s from the University of Central Florida and wrote her thesis on the use of Reflectance Transformation Imaging photography to document and analyze incised Ancient Maya graffiti at the site of Holtun, Guatemala. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign under the advisement of Dr. Lisa Lucero, where she intends to study Ancient Maya diet and past climate using zooarchaeological remains. Her interests range from studying the effects of digital documentation methods to help preserve and protect fragile cultural heritage in the Maya lowlands as well as past diet and climate reconstruction to understand how humans have impacted the Maya region across time.