J. Tyler Faith

J. Tyler Faith
Assistant Research Professor of Anthropology
No on-campus office
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

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

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


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

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


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.

Classes Taught

Research only.


Last updated March 29, 2017