Professor of Anthropology
Chair of the Department of Anthropology, Geography & Ethnic Studies
Research Interests: Paleoanthropology and the evolution of behavioral complexity; Applications of new technologies to the study of human origins; Human skeletal biology in the Bronze Age of China and Greece; Paleopathology
Courses Taught: Human Evolution, Bodies of Evidence (Human Osteology and Forensic Anthropology), Talking Skeletons: Forensic Anthropology Case Studies, Primate Observational Studies, Primates: Past and Present, Introduction to Physical Anthropology, The World on a Plate: Humans and Food.
Here are a few links to publications from my research projects in China and Greece.
Asia and Middle Pleistocene in Global Perspective Special Issue of Asian Perspectives
Some photos from the field:
Building: Bizzini Hall
Phone: (209) 667-3604
Fax: (209) 667-3324
The Kunlun Mountains and the gobi terraces of the Taklamakan Desert, northwestern China - Archaeological survey on these terraces yielded flake and microlithic assemblages dating to the terminal Pleistocene.
The Loess Plateau near the Nihewan Basin, northern China - some of northern China's earliest Paleolithic remains are located in this region.
Panxian Dadong - Cave mouth in the background. The middle cavern of a series of three stacked caves in this karst hill. Dadong Village, Guizhou Province, China
Inside Dadong - Deep cave deposits that date from 300,000 years ago to about 60,000 years ago. Stone tools, animal bone and human teeth were recovered throughout these deposits.