Justin Pargeter

Justin Pargeter, Assistant Professor at New York University, is a paleoanthropologist who uses archaeological approaches to answer questions about human biocultural evolution. He answers these questions by tracking the archaeological record’s relationships between stone tool technology, cognition, and environmental change. His career focus has been on investigations of sub-Saharan Africa’s ancient hunter-gatherers through experimental archaeology, stone tool analyses, and the recovery of new field data from large interdisciplinary fieldwork projects. Through this work, he asks the question, to what extent differences in individual hunter-gatherer behavior can be explained as adaptive responses to specific cultural and ecological contexts.

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