Idabelle Paterson

Idabelle Paterson

Archaeology and Human Evolutionary Biology
Class of 2022
Idabelle Paterson

Hi! I’m Idabelle Paterson, a junior in Dunster House and a joint concentrator in Archaeology and Human Evolutionary Biology. I was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, but I actually grew up in Simsbury, CT. This fall, I am living off campus in Cambridge, MA while learning remotely. I’ve wanted to be an archaeologist since I was six years old! I have worked on archaeological digs in New Hampshire, the Brazilian Amazon, and most recently along the northern Peruvian coast. I only speak English, tragically, but have dabbled in multiple dead languages, including Latin, Maya Glyphs, and Egyptian Hieroglyphs. I am a rower on the Radcliffe Varsity Heavyweight Crew Team, a FOP leader, and student co-chair of the Civic Engagement Subcommittee of the Athletics Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Task Force. When I’m not doing any of those things, I love cooking, running, biking, watching lots of films, listening to podcasts, and blasting Maggie Rogers, ABBA, and Fleetwood Mac.

Research Interests

Amazonian archaeology, Egyptian archaeology, Bioarchaeology.