Left: At Field Lab in Omo Kibish, Ethiopia, January 2014
(I. Wallace Photo)
Right: Flintknapping at Stony Brook (Justin Pargeter photo).
Professor John J. Shea
Anthropology Dept. and Turkana Basin Institute
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-4364 USA
2014 State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities.
Sigma XI Distinguished Lecturer (2012-2014).
B.A. 1982 Boston University (Archaeology, Anthropology).
Ph.D. 1991 Harvard University (Anthropology).
Archaeology of human evolution (Paleolithic archaeology), the Pleistocene prehistory of Southwest Asia and Eastern Africa.
Stone tools, lithic analysis, experimental archaeology, flintknapping , complex projectile technology.
Paleoanthropology, origin and dispersal of Homo sapiens, extinction of the Neandertals, evolution of human behavioral variability.
MAJOR RESEARCH PROJECTS
PAST GRADUATE STUDENTS
Erik Otárola-Castillo (Ph.D. 2017) A spatio-temporal model of hunter-gatherer foraging ecology across the North American Great Plains throughout the Paleoindian period.
Mathew L. Sisk (Ph.D. 2010) GIS-Assisted Analysis of Contrast between Middle and Upper Paleolithic Settlement Patterns in the Perigord, France.
Amanuel Beyin Yosief (Ph.D. 2009) Archaeological Investigation of the Buri Peninsula and Gulf of Zula, Red Sea Coast, Eritrea.
Ghufran Sabri Ahmad (MA, 2009) The Middle Paleolithic Stone Tool Assemblage from Ar Rasfa: Reconstructing Late Pleistocene Human Behavior in the Jordan Valley.
Kyle S. Brown (MA, 1999) Raw Material Selection and Flake Production in the Middle Stone Age of South Africa: Die Kelders Cave 1 and Montagu Cave, South Africa