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									                                       Amanda G. Henry
Center for Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology                       Telephone: 202-994-7475
George Washington University                                            Fax: 202-994-6097
2110 G St. NW                                                           E-mail:
Washington, DC 20052
Current Position:
Graduate Student, Hominid Paleobiology Doctoral Program, Center for Advanced Study of Hominid
   Paleobiology, Department of Anthropology, The George Washington University
Research Interests:
The role of plant foods and diet in the origins of modern humans; The uses of phytoliths and starch grains
    as markers of diet and environment; Neanderthal and modern human dietary ecology.
B.A. cum laude, 2002, Anthropology, Brown University
    Thesis: Religion and Control: The role of the Roman Imperial Cult at the Petra Small Temple.
    Relevant Coursework: Human Morphology (Gross Anatomy); Evolutionary Genetics
Previous Academic Positions:
Web Technician and Public Outreach Intern, Jun 2004-May 2005
    Dr. Richard Potts, Head, Human Origins Program, Smithsonian Institution
Research Assistant and Laboratory Technician, Jan 2003-March 2003
    Dr. Eugene Chin, Pathology Division of the Biomedical Department, Brown University
Research Assistant, Feb-May and Oct -Dec 2001.
    Dr. Shepard Krech III, Anthropology Department, Brown University
Research Assistant, Summer 1996.
    Kenneth Mills; The Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, NJ
Research Funding, Honors and Awards:
The Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant: "Plant diet and the ecology of Neanderthals
    and modern humans." May 1, 2008; $19344.
The Smithsonian Institution Predoctoral Fellowship: “Plant foods in Neanderthal and modern human
    dietary ecology.” Sept 2008-May 2009; $18500.
Grant in Aid of Research, George Washington University chapter of Sigma Xi; “Comparing Neanderthal
    and Early Modern Human diet from plant microfossils preserved on stone tools and in dental calculus.”
    Spring 2007; $500.
Lewis B. Cotlow Research fund, Department of Anthropology, The George Washington University: “Three
    Field Projects at Olorgesailie, Kenya.” Summer 2004; $700.
The Top Archaeologist Prize, Brown University, May 2002.
The Lydia Carpenter Premium, Brown University, May 2002.
Project Title: Paleoflora Ibérica II: El cambio ecológico como contingencia antropológica. 2010-2012.
    PI: José S. Carrión, Catedrático de Evolución Vegetal, Facultad de Biologiá, Universidad de Murcia.
Teaching Experience:
Head Professor, Department of Anthropology, George Washington University.
    · Introduction to Biological Anthropology. Undergraduate course. Enrollment: 17. Summer 2007
Teaching Assistant and Lab Instructor, Department of Anthropology, George Washington University
    · Hominid Evolution. Graduate and Undergraduate course. Enrollment: 24. Fall 2005
    · Introduction to Biological Anthropology. Undergraduate course. Enrollment in lab sections: 34. Fall
    2003 and Spring 2004

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Field Experience:
Member and Leader, Smithsonian and GWU Excavations, ESA and MSA sediments including the Green
    Clay site, Olorgesailie Prehistoric Site, Kenya. Summer 2004.
    Member, Brown University Excavations, The Great Temple, Petra, Jordan. Summer 2001 and 2002.
Book Chapters:
Wood B and Henry AG. (2007) Whose diet? An introduction to hominin taxonomy. In P Ungar (ed.):
  Evolution of the human diet: The known, the unknown and the unknowable. Oxford, Oxford University
  Press. pp 11-28.
Refereed Journals:
Henry AG and Piperno DR. (2008) Using plant microfossils from dental calculus to recover human diet: A
  case study from Tell al-Raqa'i , Syria. Journal of Archaeological Science 35: 1943-1950.
Henry AG, Hudson HF and Piperno DR. (2009) Changes in starch grain morphologies from cooking.
  Journal of Archaeological Science 36: 915-922.
Professional Meeting Posters, Papers and Presentations:
Henry AG (2005). K’one; Gademotta-Kulkuletti; Cartwright’s Farm; Prolonged Drift; Hargeisa; Nzongezi;
  Sango Bay. In AS Brooks, C Haradon, F Gomez and AG Henry (eds.): The Middle Stone Age of East
  Africa and modern human origins. (Conference publication).
Henry AG (2006) On using phylogenetically independent contrasts to identify most parsimonious
  cladograms. American Journal of Physical Anthropology Supplement. 41:48. (Abstract and Poster).
Henry AG, Gordon KD, Trinkaus E, Brooks AS. (2006) Teeth as tools? A comparison of Neanderthal and
  Early Modern Human incisor microwear. Paleoanthropology Appendix: A 88 (Abstract and Presentation)
Henry AG, Piperno D, Brooks AS. (2007) Reconstructing human diet from plant microfossils trapped in
  dental calculus: A preliminary study from Tell al-Raqa’i, Syria. Paleoanthropology Appendix: A12
  (Abstract and Presentation).
Henry AG, Piperno D. (2008) Plants in Neandertal diet: Plant microfossil evidence from the dental calculus
  of Shanidar III. Paleoanthropology Appendix: A9 (Abstract and Presentation)
Henry AG, Piperno D and Brooks AS. (2009) The record of plant foods in South Africa: USOs, Klasies
  River Mouth, and beyond. Darwin's Legacy: Early Human Evolution in Africa. New York Consortium in
  Evolutionary Primatology Conference. (Abstract and Presentation)
Henry AG, Piperno DP and Brooks AS. (2009) South African plant microfossils and the role of USOs at
  Klasies River Mouth. Paleoanthropology Appendix (Abstract and Presentation)
Invited Presentations:
Secrets from reeds: Phytoliths and starch grains as tools to recover ancient diets and environments. Rutgers
  University, 18 April 2008.
Plant Microfossils and the diets of Neanderthals and Modern Humans. Musee de l'Homme, Paris, 15
  January 2009.
  June-August 2004: Wrote a daily web log of excavation activities from Olorgesailie, Kenya, for public
  and school use.
September 2004-May 2005: Replied to questions sent by the public to the Human Origins Program of the
September 2007: Gave an interview for a National Geographic Magazine special on Neanderthals, to be
  published in Fall 2008
March 2008: Gave an interview for “The Human Spark” with Alan Alda, to air on PBS, on how a unique
  diet might make us “human.”
April 2008: Gave an interview for a National Geographic News article:
Professional Memberships:
Paleoanthropology Society
Society for Phytolith Research
Sigma Xi

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Other Activities:
Parkour Instructor at Primal Fitness Gym in Washington DC, Nov. 2007-present
Parkour performer for K-Swiss promotional shows, San Francisco Mar. 08, NYC May 08
Parkour performer at Cisco Systems Annual Partners Summit, Honolulu, May 08
NCAA finals competitor in Fencing (Sabre) Spring 2000
Member of Brown U. Equestrian Team, 5th place in NCAA finals in 2001, 3rd place in 2002

English, conversational French, some German.

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