Brandi MacDonald

Assistant Research Professor, Anthropology/MURR


Ph.D., 2015, McMaster University – Canada

Professional Experience:

Dr. MacDonald coordinates the MURR Archaeometry Laboratory Pre-Doctoral Internship Program.


Dr. MacDonald is a specialist in archaeological science, with interests in multi-method analytical approaches to pigments, rock art, ceramics, obsidian, and glass. She presently studies rock art and mineral pigment use in the Pacific Northwest and in the lower Canadian Shield, as well as obsidian resource use in Northwestern Patagonia.