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Joseph V. Ferraro, Ph.D.

Dr. Joe V. Ferraro
S. Alexander
Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Dr. Joe Ferraro


Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Ph.D., Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles
B.A., Anthropology and History, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1992

Major Area of Research

Current Courses
  • ANT           1305           Introduction to Anthropology
  • ANT/FORS  3331           Human Osteology
  • ANT           4335           The Human Fossil Record
  • ANT           4344           African Archaeology
  • ANT/FORS  4355           Forensic Anthropology
  • ANT/FORS  4358/4359   Death, Injury and Physical Remains

Joseph Ferraro is an anthropologist broadly trained in the biological and archaeological subfields. His primary research interests are the evolution of human behavior, evolution of the human diet, and human paleoecology. He conducts fieldwork in East Africa and is currently analyzing archaeological and paleontological materials from several localities that range in age from 3.0 - 1.8 million years ago. In addition, Joe is also interested forensic anthropology and human taphonomy. His courses include Human Osteology and Death, Injury, & Physical Remains.

Selected Publications