David R. Braun
Associate Professor of Anthropology
|Address:||Lab: SEH 6100
Areas of Expertise
Hominin evolution, archaeology of East African Pleistocene, early hominin technology and behavior, lithic studies.
Dr. Braun, an archaeologist working in Southern and Eastern Africa, directs the Koobi Fora Field School. He has a particular expertise in stone tools.
Ph.D. 2006, Rutgers University
M.A. 2002, Rutgers University
B.A. 1998, Haverford College
Selected Journal Articles and Book Chapters
An up-to-date list of Dr. Braun's publications can be found on his laboratory's publications page.
2013 Ferraro, J.V., T.W. Plummer, B. Pobiner, J.S. Oliver, L.C. Bishop, D.R. Braun, P.W. Ditchfield, J.W. Seaman, K.M. Binetti, F. Hertl, and R. Potts. "Earliest archaeological evidence of persistent hominin carnivory," Public Library of Science One 8(4). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0062174
2013 Braun, D.R. "The behavior of Plio-Pleistocene hominins: Archaeological perspectives." In Sponheimer, M., J. Lee-Thorp, K. Reed, and P. Ungar, eds. Early Hominin Paleoecology. Boulder, CO: University of Colorado Press.
2011 Ndiema, K.E, C.D. Dillian, D.R. Braun, J.W.K. Harris, and P.W. Kiura. “Transport and subsistence patterns at the transition to pastoralism, Koobi Fora, Kenya,” Archaeometry 53(6): 1085–1098.
2010 Braun, D.R., J.W.K. Harris, L.C. Bishop, B.G. Richmond, and M. Kibunjia. “Early hominin diet included diverse terrestrial and aquatic animals 1.95 Myr ago in East Turkana, Kenya,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (U.S.A.) 107(22): 10002-10007.
2009 Brown, K.S., C.W. Marean, A.I. Herries, Z. Jacobs, C. Tribolo, D.R. Braun, M. Myers, J. Bernatchez. “Fire as an engineering tool of early modern humans in coastal South Africa,” Science 325: 859-862.
Director, Koobi Fora Field School.
To see syllabi, click on the course title.
Anth 3832/6832 (old 114/214): Paleoanthropological Field Program
Anth 3838 (118): Theory and Practice in Archaeology
Anth 6103 (203): Proseminar in Archaeology
Anth 6801 (283): Paleolithic Archaeology
Anth 6806 (286): Lithic Technology
Last updated March 2, 2017