J. Tyler Faith

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J. Tyler Faith

Assistant Research Professor of Anthropology


Tyler Faith is a paleoanthropologist who studies ancient African mammals and human-environment interactions in South Africa over the last 1,000,000 years.

Modern human origins, human-environment interaction, paleoecology, extinctions, climate change, zooarchaeology, taphonomy, conservation paleobiology.

Research only.


Last updated March 29, 2017

Selected Journal Articles

2016  Faith, J. T., J. Dortch, C. Jones, J. Shulmeister, J., K.J. Travouillon. "Large mammal species richness and late Quaternary precipitation change in south-western Australia," Journal of Quaternary Science July 29. doi:10.1002/jqs.2888

2016  Tryon, C.A., J.T. Faith. "A demographic perspective on the Middle to Later Stone Age transition from Nasera rockshelter, Tanzania," Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 371:20150238.

2016  Faith, J.T., D. Patterson, N. Blegen C.J. O’Neil, C.W. Marean, D.J. Peppe, C.A. Tryon.  "Size variation in Tachyoryctes splendens (East African mole-rat) and its implications for late Quaternary temperature change in equatorial Africa," Quaternary Science Reviews 140:39-48.

2015  Potts, R., J.T. Faith. "Alternating high and low climate variability: the context of natural selection and speciation in hominin evolution," Journal of Human Evolution 87:5-20.

Ph.D. 2011 (Hominid Paleobiology), The George Washington University

B.A. 2005 (Anthropology), University of Washington-Seattle