Amanda G. Henry Bio CV Publications
- The role of plant foods in diet; Dietary ecology of Pleistocene hominins; Costs and benefits of fire;
- The uses of phytoliths and starch grains as markers of diet and environment.
- Leader of a Max Planck Independent Research Group on "Plant foods and hominin dietary ecology." Jan 2011 – present
- Co-director of the Malapa diet team. Jan 2010 – present
- Junior Editor of the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Human Evolution. Jan 2011– present
- Visiting Scientist, Sept 2010 – Jan 2013
Archaeobiology Laboratory, Smithsonian Institution.
- Research assistant and copy editor, Jan - Dec 2010
Assist Bernard Wood with the creation and editing of the Encyclopedia of Human Evolution (Wiley-Blackwell Press, 2011)
- Ph.D. 31 Jan 2010, Hominid Paleobiology, The George Washington University
Dissertation: Plant foods and the dietary ecology of Neandertals and modern humans.
Committee: Alison Brooks and Dolores Piperno, Co-Advisors. Arlene Rosen, Peter Lucas, James O'Connell, Jean-Jacques Hublin
- B.A. cum laude, May 2002, Anthropology, Brown University
Thesis: Religion and Control: The role of the Roman Imperial Cult at the Petra Small Temple.
Research Funding, Honors and Awards:
- European Research Council Starting Grant: "HARVEST: Plant foods in Human Evolution: Factors affecting the harvest of nutrients from the floral environment." Role: PI. Feb 2017 - Jan 2022; €1500000.
- European Research Council Starting Grant: "FoodTransforms: Transformations of Food in the Eastern Mediterranean Late Bronze Age." PI: Philipp Stockhammer. May 2016-Apr 2021,
- Max Planck Society: "Plant foods in hominin dietary ecology." One year extension for independent research group. Jan 2016-Jan 2017; €397000.
- Irish Research Council Grant: "From hunters to farmers: the evolution of human populations preceding the emergence of agriculture". Ron Pinhasi, PI. January 1, 2014; €340000.
- Max Planck Society: "Plant foods in hominin dietary ecology" Five year independent research group. €1500000. January 15, 2011
- The Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant: "Plant diet and the ecology of Neanderthals and modern humans." May 1, 2008; $19344.
- The Smithsonian Institution Predoctoral Fellowship: “Plant foods in Neanderthal and modern human dietary ecology.” Sept 2008-May 2009; $18500.
- Grant in Aid of Research, George Washington University chapter of Sigma Xi; “Comparing Neanderthal and Early Modern Human diet from plant microfossils preserved on stone tools and in dental calculus.” Spring 2007 $500.
- Lewis B. Cotlow Research fund, Department of Anthropology, The George Washington University: “Three Field Projects at Olorgesailie, Kenya.” Summer 2004; $700.
- The Top Archaeologist Prize, Brown University, May 2002.
- The Lydia Carpenter Premium, Brown University, May 2002.
- Lecturer, Department of Human Evolution, The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Introduction to Research in Human Evolution. Graduate class. Enrollment: 15. Fall 2011-5
- Head Professor, Department of Anthropology, George Washington University.
Introduction to Biological Anthropology. Undergraduate course. Enrollment: 17. Summer 2007
- Teaching Assistant and Lab Instructor, Department of Anthropology, George Washington University
Hominid Evolution. Graduate and Undergraduate course. Enrollment: 24. Fall 2005
Introduction to Biological Anthropology. Undergraduate course. Enrollment in lab sections: 34-60. Fall 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2010
- Current Post-doctoral researchers: Shira Gur-Arieh (PhD, Bar-Ilan University and Weizmann Institute of Science), Dan Cabanes (PhD, University Rovira and Virgili, Tarragona)
- Former Post-doctoral researchers: Cynthianne Debono Spiteri (University of Tübingen); Célia Boyadjian (University of Rio de Janerio); Domingo Carlos Salazar-Garcia (PhD, University of Valencia)
- Current PhD students: Robert Power (MA, University College London); Stephanie Schnorr (MA, Texas State University)
- Former PhD students: Chelsea Leonard (PhD: 2015-09-23)
- Other advisees: Edward Odes (masters student, University of Witwatersrand), Nicole Herzog (PhD student, Utah University), Vaidotas Suncovas (PhD student,Vilnius University), Chen Tao (PhD student, Chinese Academy of Science), Huan Liu (PhD student, Chinese Academy of Science), Gabriel Šaffa (masters student, University of Prešov)
- Leader, MPI Plant Foods field project: Fuel collection in Neanderthal environments, Massif Central, France. Summer 2015
- Member and Leader, Smithsonian and GWU Excavations, ESA and MSA sediments including the Green Clay site, Olorgesailie Prehistoric Site, Kenya. Summer 2004.
- Member, Brown University Excavations, The Great Temple, Petra, Jordan. Summer 2001 and 2002.
- Member, Burlington County College Survey and Excavation of the Crosswicks Creek Lenape Indian site, NJ Summer 2000.
- European Society for the study of Human Evolution
- Paleoanthropology Society
- Society for Phytolith Research
- Society for American Archaeology
- Society for Archaeological Sciences
- Journal of Archaeological Science
- Quaternary Science Reviews
- International Journal of Primatology
- The National Science Foundation
- Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory
- Plains Anthropologist
- Quaternary International
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA