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Thomas Kelley Harper

Thomas Kelley Harper

FTII Lecturer

403A Carpenter Building
University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 865-5342


  1. PhD Anthropology (Archaeology), SUNY at Buffalo, 2016
  2. MA Anthropology (Archaeology), SUNY at Buffalo, 2012
  3. BA Anthropology, Penn State University, 2008


My main area of study is the Late Neolithic/Bronze Age transition in Ukraine, but I enjoy working in a variety of geographic and temporal contexts. My speciality is working with large archaeological datasets to develop space-time models of human population development.

Research Interests

Settlement archaeology, Holocene climate change, paleoenvironment, subsistence, demography, GIS, radiocarbon dating, European prehistory, Mesoamerica, Southwest US