Ben Marwick’s main research activities combine models from evolutionary ecology with analyses of archaeological evidence to investigate past human behaviour. Specific interests include the hominin colonisation of mainland Southeast Asia, forager technologies and ecology in Australia, mainland Southeast Asia and Africa.
Ben directs the UW Geoarchaeology Laboratory and studies archaeology and popular culture, specifically blockbuster films. Reproducible research is a central concern in his research and teaching. He enjoys programming in R and is active in the Reproducible Research and Open Science Group here at the UW eScience Institute. Elsewhere on campus he is affiliated with the Quaternary Research Center, the Center for Statistics and Social Sciences, and the Burke Museum.