Andrew Barr

Andrew Barr
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Science and Engineering Hall 6685
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

Paleoanthropology, paleoecology, environmental and ecological context of early human evolution; Africa

Andrew Barr is a paleoecologist and paleoanthropologist whose research focuses on understanding the environmental and ecological context of early human evolution.


Ph.D. 2014, University of Texas at Austin
M.A. 2008, University of Texas at Austin
B.S. 2005, Tulane University (Anthropology and French)


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Articles and Presentations

2014  Barr, W.A. "Functional morphology of the bovid astragalus in relation to habitat: Controlling phylogenetic signal in ecomorphology," Journal of Morphology 275: 1201-1216. doi:10.1002/jmor.20279

2014  Barr, W.A., and R.S. Scott. "Phylogenetic comparative methods complement discriminant function analysis in ecomorphology," American Journal of Physical Anthropology 153:663 - 674. doi:10.1002/ajpa.22462

2014  Scott, R.S., and W.A. Barr. "Ecomorphology and phylogenetic risk: Implications for habitat reconstruction using fossil bovids," Journal of Human Evolution 73: 47-57.

2010  Reed, D.N., and W.A. Barr. "A preliminary account of the rodents from Pleistocene levels at Grotte des Contrebandiers (Smuggler's Cave), Morocco," Historical Biology. 22:286-294. doi:10.1080/08912960903562192


Dr. Barr is a developer for PaleoCore, an initiative to develop data standards and digital infrastructure for paleoanthropology. PaleoCore addresses the common scientific challenge of merging results from independent research programs.

Classes Taught

Anth 1001:  Biological Anthropology
Anth 3491: Topics: Cenozoic Climate and Evolution
Anth 6413: Analytical Methods in Human Evolutionary Studies


Last updated March 28, 2019