Amanda G. Henry Bio CV Publications
- Leader of a Max Planck Independent Research Group on "Plant foods and hominin dietary ecology". Jan 2011 – present.
- Research Associate, Department of Anthropology, The George Washington University. Jan
2011 – present
- Junior Editor of the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Human Evolution. Jan 2011– present
- Visiting Scientist, Archaeobiology Laboratory, Smithsonian Institution. Sept 2010 – present
- Co-director of the Malapa diet team. Jan 2010 – present
- Post-doctoral researcher, Jan – Dec 2010, Hominid Paleobiology, The George Washington University. Creation and editing of a forthcoming encyclopedia of human evolution.
Supervisor: Bernard Wood
- 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:
- 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 indental 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.
- Project: Testing calculus as a source of dietary information in Fremont Indian populations. With: James O’Connell, Joan Brenner-Coltrain, University of Utah
- Project: Plant microfossil database on Paleobot.org
With: Jade D'Alpoim Guedes, Harvard University; Tina Warinner, University of Zurich
- Project: Environments and diets of the 'Ubeidiya fauna
With: Miriam Belmaker, The College of William and Mary
- Project: The diets of the Sima de las Palomas Neanderthals
With: Michael Walker, Universidad de Murcia
- 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
- Post-doctoral researcher:
Domingo Carlos Salazar Garcia
- Graduate Students:
- Visiting Students:
- Paid research assistant:
Christine Foltz (George Washington University) Sep 2008 – Dec 2009
Holly Hudson (Smithsonian) Jun 2007 – Dec 2008
Sara Stickler (University of California Santa Cruz) Dec 2008
Nicole Herzog (Utah University) Oct 2010
- 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.
- Paleoanthropology Society
- Society for Phytolith Research
- Society for American Archaeology
- Society for Archaeological Sciences
- Journal of Archaeological Science
- The National Science Foundation
- Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory
- Plains Anthropologist