Elic Weitzel is a human ecologist and an archaeologist pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Connecticut. Previously, he received his M.S. in anthropology from the University of Utah and his B.A. in archaeology from Dickinson College. His research currently focuses on the behavioral, ecological, and demographic consequences of depopulation, particularly following past disease outbreaks. Weitzel has conducted fieldwork in both eastern North America and Southeastern Europe. Follow him on Twitter @ElicWeitzel.