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Graduate student Adrienne Frie wins Wenner-Gren Dissertation Grant

Graduate student Adrienne C. Frie was awarded a Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant to support her dissertation project “Cultural Constructions of Nature: Animal Representation and Use in Early Iron Age Southeastern Slovenia.” Her project investigates the place of animals in the cultural world of Early Iron Age southeastern Slovenia (800-300 BCE) by analyzing animal iconography and faunal remains in archaeological contexts. The central questions are: What types of human-animal relationships characterized this period, and how were these relationships intertwined with conceptions about animals in local cultural frameworks? Congratulations Adrienne!

Adrienne Frie working in Slovenia