Richard J. George

Richard J. George

Ph.D. Graduate 2020
Richard J. George


2009 – 2013
California State University, Fullerton
Master of Arts (MA), Anthropology (Archaeology)
2004 – 2007
University of California, Santa Barbara
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Anthropology (Cultural Anthropology)
2000 – 2004
Saddleback College
Associate of Arts (AA), Anthropology


Professional Bio

Professional Bio

Richard is an archaeologist in Dr. Kennet’s Human Paleoecology & Isotope Geochemistry Laboratory. He is interested in prehistoric population genetics and human behavioral ecology. Specifically, he studies how population dynamics change in response to social and environmental events. Currently he is combining isotopic and ancient DNA analyses to study household dynamics and life history patterns in Mesoamerica.


Neff, Hector, Scott J. Bigney, Sachiko Sakai, Paul R. Burger, Timothy Garfin, Richard J. George, Brendan J. Culleton, and Douglas J. Kennett. Characterization of Archaeological Sediments Using Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) and Portable X-ray Fluorescence (pXRF): An Application to Formative Period Pyro-Industrial Sites in Pacific Coastal Southern Chiapas, Mexico. Applied spectroscopy 70, no. 1 (2016): 110-127.

George, Richard J. Obsidian use by coastal hunter-gatherers in southern California: Provenance analysis of obsidian artifacts from CA-ORA-64 comparing XRF and LA-TOF-ICP-MS. California State University, Fullerton, 2013.