Amanda G. Henry
Amanda G. Henry
Assistant Research Professor of Anthropology
Amanda Henry is Group Leader of the Max Planck Research Group on Plant Foods in Hominin Dietary Ecology.
Dr. Henry studies the role of plant foods in diet, the dietary ecology of Pleistocene hominins, and the uses of phytoliths and starch grains as markers of diet and environment.
Anth 1001 (old 001): Biological Anthropology
Last updated March 12, 2015
Selected Articles and Book Chapters
2015 Fiorenza, L., S. Benazzi, A.G. Henry, D.C. Salazar-Garcia, R. Blasco, A. Picin, S. Wroe, O. Kullmer. "To meat or not to meat? New perspectives on Neanderthal ecology," Yearbook of Physical Anthropology 156: 43-71.
2014 Henry, A.G., A.S. Brooks, and D.R. Piperno. "Plant foods and the dietary ecology of early modern humans," Journal of Human Evolution 69: 44-54.
2012 Henry, A.G., P.S. Ungar, B.H. Passey, M. Sponheimer, L. Rossouw, M. Bamford, D.J. deRuiter, L. Berger. "The diet of Australopithecus sediba," Nature 487: 90-93. doi:10.1038/nature11185
2011 Henry, A.G., A.S. Brooks, and D.R. Piperno. "Microfossils in calculus demonstrate consumption of plants and cooked foods in Neanderthal diets (Shanidar II, Iraq; Spy I and II, Belgium)," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 108(2):486-491.
2009 Henry, A.G., H.F. Hudson, D.R. Piperno. "Changes in starch grain morphologies from cooking," Journal of Archaeological Science 36: 915-922.
2008 Henry, A.G., D.R. Piperno. "Using plant microfossils from dental calculus to recover human diet: A case study from Tell al-Raqa'i, Syria," Journal of Archaeological Science 35: 1943-1950.
2007 Wood, B., and A.G. Henry. "Whose diet? An introduction to hominin taxonomy." In P. Ungar, ed., Evolution of the Human Diet: The Known, the Unknown and the Unknowable. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp 11-28.
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Ph.D. 2010, The George Washington University (Hominid Paleobiology)
B.A. 2002, Brown University