Daniel R. Hansen is a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology. His research explores landscape practices as semiotic media for the construction, maintenance, and manipulation of social identity in early medieval northern Britain (ca. 400-900 CE) among the people commonly known as the Picts. This research takes an interdisciplinary approach, integrating archaeology, art history, linguistics, and historical scholarship in the study of the Pictish past, as well as ethnographic inquiry into the engagement with that past in present social contexts. Dan received a BA in anthropology from the University of Michigan in 2018.