Jennifer Alice Moody

Archaeologist and Anthropologist Class of 1989
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Waco, Texas
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37 at time of award
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About Jennifer's Work

Jennifer Moody is an archaeologist and an exponent of interdisciplinary research in the ecology, geography, and anthropology of Greece, especially Crete and the Aegean Islands.

Moody studies the changing relationship between people and their environment over time.  The island of Crete, with its cultural and environmental diversity and marginal climatic zone, serves as a living laboratory where she can reconstruct its primeval environment and examine anthropogenic and natural changes in the landscape.  She has established an interdisciplinary study center in Boutsounaria in West Crete, which houses a library and a computerized information system, as well as reference collections of stone, soil, clay, plants, pollen, and other local materials.  A hostel and research base for scholars from many countries, this facility affords opportunities for archaeological experiments, such as ceramic replication, fresco production, and natural resource utilizations.


A research professor in the Division of Anthropology at Baylor University since 1994, Moody is the director of the Boutsounaria Study Center, and serves on the managing committee of the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete.  She is the co-author of The Making of the Cretan Landscape (1996).  

Moody received a B.A. (1974) from the University of Texas, and an M.A. (1976) and Ph.D. (1987) from the University of Minnesota.

Last updated January 1, 2005.

Published on August 1, 1989

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