Sep 11, 2020
Ep. 1: 3D Modeling, Mentorship, and Mongolian Horses with Dr. Will Taylor
Dr. William Taylor wanted to be an archaeologist like Indiana Jones as a kid, but lost sight of that dream as a teenager. Discover how a single college elective led Will back to this dream, and how a field school experience in Mongolia sparked a research passion to unlock mysteries of ancient horse domestication. Learn how struggles, privilege, and the impact of mentorship have shaped his path.
Dr. William Taylor is a Curator of Archaeology and Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Colorado Boulder. He integrates field research, emerging technologies, and museum collections to study the history of horse domestication. His questions have taken him to Mongolia, the Steppes of Central Asia, the American Southwest, China, and Australia. Discover more about his research in National Geographic, The Guardian, and the Smithsonian Magazine.