Donald O. Henry
I am an archaeologist interested in prehistoric human ecology. That is, the influence of the environment on the composition of prehistoric cultures and how environmental change affects the tempo and trajectory of cultural evolution. Methodologically, I focus on the analysis of stone tools and paleoenvironmental evidence.
My geographic emphasis is the Near East with the Southern Plains of North America as a secondary area of interest. My most recent research interests include the excavation of a 60,000 year old rockshelter occupation, likely inhabited by Neanderthals, and the excavation of a 9,500 year old Early Neolithic settlement, both situated in southern Jordan.
Education and Degrees Earned
- PhD Anthropology, Southern Methodist University
- MA Anthropology, Southern Methodist University
- BA Anthropology, Southern Methodist University
Previous Teaching Experience
- The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
- The University of Texas at Arlington
- Society for American Archaeology
- Society for Archaeological Sciences
- Paleoanthropology Society