Dr. Tara Ingman is a senior field supervisor and staff member of the Tell Atchana, Alalakh Excavations Project and is in charge of Area 1 operations, including both MBA and LBA exposures. She is also the Assistant Director of Publications for the project. Her research focuses on the scientific and anthropological study of burial practices at Tell Atchana and how the intersections between various types of bioarchaeological studies and choices made during burial of the dead can shed light on issues of both individual and group identity. Her 2020 dissertation, Identity and Changing Funerary Rituals at Tell Atchana, Alalakh: Mortuary and Isotopic Analyses, used isotopic studies (carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and strontium) to investigate the large burial corpus at the site.
She is a Post-doctoral fellow at Koç Üniversitesi Anadolu Medeniyetleri Araştırma Merkezi/Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations. Recent and notable publications include “Mortuary Practices and GIS Modeling at Tell Atchana, Alalakh,” in Alalakh and its Neighbors: Proceedings of the 15th Anniversary Symposium at the New Hatay Archaeology Museum, June 10-12, 2015, K. A. Yener and T. Ingman, eds. (Leiden, 2020) and “Laid to Rest: LB II Burials” with R. Shafiq, in Tell Atchana, Alalakh. Volume 2: The Late Bronze II City, the 2006-2010 Excavation Seasons, K. A. Yener, M. Akar, and M. T. Horowitz, eds. (Istanbul, 2019).