Martha Tappen

Martha Tappen is a professor in the Anthropology Department at the University of Minnesota. As a paleoanthropologist, her research focuses on the evolution of human behavior especially human-animal interactions, archaeological site formation, the adoption of meat-eating and spread out of Africa. She has done extensive excavation and analysis of the Dmanisi Homo erectus site in Georgia, focusing on bone accumulating mechanisms and modification by hominins, carnivores and natural processes.