Krista Lewis

Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Dr. Krista Lewis is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at UA Little Rock, a member of the Middle Eastern Studies faculty, and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Dr. Lewis’ research investigates the relationship between trade, food, politics, landscape, cities, and environment from prehistory to the present. She has been producing episodes of Being Human since 2013.

Ways to Connect

I am often asked how archaeologists can confidently know anything about ancient social lives from just ruined landscapes and broken artifacts. The key is to use multiple lines of evidence.

For ancient highland Yemen, for example, I have shown that the large cooking pots and wide serving platters which dominated sites of the prehistoric Bronze Age were largely replaced by individual serving dishes and storage vessels in the Iron Age.