Dr. Paul Thacker

Associate ProfessorDr. Paul Thacker, Archaeologist
Office: Anthropology Lab
Phone: 336.758.4423
Email: thackep@wfu.edu
Archaeology Lab Website

Research and Scholarly Activities

Dr. Paul Thacker (Ph.D., Southern Methodist University), an anthropological archaeologist, researches the human past through his ongoing fieldwork in the United States and western Europe. He teaches courses in prehistory and archaeological theory in addition to directing the archaeology laboratory and a summer archaeological field school at sites in North Carolina. Dr. Thacker emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of archaeology with interests in areas including geoarchaeology, spatial analysis, and the anthropology of hunter-gatherers. His current projects are geographically and chronologically diverse, ranging from the social organization of Upper Paleolithic hunter-gatherers in Portugal during the last ice age to the industrial landscapes of the Louisiana wetlands.

Teaching and Student Engagement

ANT 112 – Introduction to Archaeology

ANT 315 – Artifact Analysis and Laboratory Methods in Archaeology

ANT 339 A – Culture and Nature

ANT 370 – Old World Prehistory

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