Madison Fortier

Position title: Graduate Student



Madison is a first-year PhD student interested in paleoanthropology. She earned her bachelor’s degree in anthropology and a minor in Arabic from Franklin and Marshall College. She spent the past two summers in the Turkana Basin in northern Kenya with the Koobi Fora Research and Training Program studying early hominin fire use in the lower and middle Pleistocene and analyzing butchery marks found on faunal remains at hominin occupation sites. Her research interests focus on early hominin dietary adaptations and zooarchaeology. Madison is incredibly excited to be a part of the UW-Madison community!