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Will Archer

Will Archer is a postdoctoral fellow in the department of Human Evolution at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. His scientific background is in experimental archaeology and the behavioral contexts of Middle and Late Pleistocene bifacial technologies in South and East Africa.

Broadly, Will uses experimental data to develop hypotheses about drivers of lithic variability, and behavioral variability in general, in the archaeological record. Will is also using experimental modeling to investigate the taphonomic history of aquatic faunal assemblages in East Turkana basin, 2mya and older. He is currently involved in field projects in Kenya (Koobi Fora), Ethiopia (Ledi-Geraru) and South Africa (Elandsfontein, Diepkloof).


Department of Human Evolution
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
D-04103 Leipzig

phone: 0049 (0) 341 3550 745
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