Meet Our Anthropologists

Read about some of the ASU anthropologists who make this site work. We have included profiles about some of our anthropologists and their research. Check out what they are doing and how they are doing it. Later, if you have any questions, you can submit them to Ask An Anthropologists using our question submission form.

A bone partially uncovered in the desert

Written by: Amy Peterson, Alexandra Norwood

The field of paleoanthropology is a young science. There have been many paleoanthropologists over the years who have found many important fossils.

What animal fossils tell us about ancient ecosystems

Written by: Alexandra Norwood, Amy Peterson

It is possible to learn more about the environment where animals live by studying the animals themselves.

Mussels on a beach with microlith spears and two hikers in the background

Written by: Amy Peterson, Alexandra Norwood

ASU researcher Curtis Marean has spent over 20 years excavating caves in South Africa. He wants to learn about the relationship between climate and environmental change and human evolution.

Learn about William Kimbel and the brainy branch of human evolution

Written by: Amy Peterson, Alexandra Norwood

Our species, Homo sapiens, are incredibly unique among the species on Earth today.

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