Graduate Student Spotlight: Johan Jarl

The UConn Department of Anthropology is home to a diverse community of graduate students studying a variety of subfields. Continue reading to learn more about their favorite parts of their research, why they became interested in anthropology, and fun facts about them!

Johan Jarl

Johan Jarl

Entry into program: 2017


What sparked your interest in Anthropology/Archaeology?
The television show “Time Team”.
What are your research interests?
Where will you/are you conducting your fieldwork?
The Southern Caucasus
What do you find most interesting about your field work location?
It’s a geographical bridge between two large bodies of water, where we know hominins passed through, and occupied, throughout the early Paleolithic until today.
What is your most memorable experience thus far in the field?
The hugely varied landscapes I get to traverse as I hunt for modern reference samples.
What do you do in your “downtime?” Tell us something interesting about yourself!
I like to go fishing – with mixed success rates.