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Biological Anthropology
Archaeology
Human Ecology
Penn State Anthropology

David Puts

  • Associate Professor of Anthropology

(814) 867-0453

dap27@psu.edu

behavioral endocrinology, evolutionary psychology, sex differences, sexual selection, sexuality

Douglas Bird

  • Associate Professor of Anthropology

(814) 863-1096

dwb5537@psu.edu

Ethnoarchaeology, socio-ecological systems, livelihoods in arid lands, behavioral ecology, Aboriginal Australia

Douglas J. Kennett

  • Department Head and Professor of Anthropology

(814) 867-0005

djk23@psu.edu

Evolutionary and Ecological Theory, Human Behavioral Ecology, Environmental Archaeology, Integrated Archaeological Science, Climate and Society

George (PJ) Perry

  • Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Biology

(814) 863-7654

ghp3@psu.edu

Evolutionary ecology, Population and comparative genomics, Paleogenomics (ancient DNA), Malagasy extant and extinct lemurs, and people, Rainforest hunter-gatherers, Parasites as proxies for human evolution

George Milner

  • Professor of Anthropology

(814) 865-2509

ost@psu.edu

Eastern North American archaeology; Small-scale society warfare; Paleodemography; Paleoepidemiology; Skeletal age estimation

James Wood

  • Professor of Anthropology and Demography

(814) 865-1936

jww3@psu.edu

Joan Richtsmeier

  • Distinguished Professor of Anthropology

(814) 863-0562

jta10@psu.edu

Craniofacial development, Craniosynostosis, Genetics of craniofacial development, and Genotype-phenotype correspondence

José M. Capriles

  • Assistant Professor of Anthropology

(814) 865-7835

juc555@psu.edu

Environmental archaeology, pastoralism, South American archaeology, zooarchaeology

Ken Hirth

  • Professor of Anthropology

(814) 863-9647

kgh2@psu.edu

Ancient economy, Mesoamerican archaeology, cultural complexity, household archaeology, craft production

Lee Newsom

  • Associate Professor of Anthropology

(814) 865-2509

lan12@psu.edu

Human ecology, Paleoethnobotany, Paleoecology, Environmental Archaeology, Wood Anatomy

Mark Shriver

  • Professor of Anthropology

(814) 863-1078

mds17@psu.edu

Nina Jablonski

  • Evan Pugh University Professor of Anthropology

ngj2@psu.edu

Paleoanthropology, Human adaptation, Skin pigmentation, Human diversity, STEM education

Philip Reno

  • Assistant Professor of Anthropology

(814) 863-7740

plr16@psu.edu

Rebecca Bliege Bird

  • Professor of Anthropology

(814) 863-2391

rub33@psu.edu

Human-environment interactions, Hunter gatherer socio-ecology, human behavioral ecology, costly signaling, gender

Sarah McClure

  • Harry and Elissa Sichi Early Career Professor in Anthropology and Associate Professor of Anthropology

(814) 863-2694

sbm19@psu.edu

Behavioral ecology, environmental archaeology, origins & spread of agriculture & animal husbandry; Landscape evolution & biodiversity; Cultural transmission & emergence of social complexity; Faunal & ceramic analysis, including stable isotope and geochemi

Stephen A. Matthews

  • Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Demography
  • (Courtesy Geography)
  • Director, Graduate Program in Demography

(814) 863-9721

sxm27@psu.edu

Demography, Spatial Inequality, Population Health, Ecologic Exposure, Spatial Analysis

Timothy Ryan

  • Associate Professor of Anthropology and Information Sciences and Technology

(814) 865-1531

tmr21@psu.edu

human evolution, trabecular bone, biomechanics, skeletal biology microCT