Brenna Hassett is an archaeologist who specializes in the analysis of human remains. Originally from California, she has a Ph.D. from University College London and is a scientific associate at the Natural History Museum London. She has worked at sites around the world, including but not limited to downtown London, palm plantations of central Thailand, Greek islands, the central plains of Turkey as well as its Mesopotamian hinterland, the Giza Plateau in Egypt, and basement laboratories the world over. While her academic research focuses on the microstructure and chemistry of teeth, her writings for a general audience center on how we can use the clues locked in bones and teeth to answer the big questions of the human past. She is also one-quarter of the TrowelBlazers project, which brings to life the stories of pioneering women in the “digging” sciences. Follow her on Twitter @brennawalks.