Waring Lab Director/Lecturer
Thomas A. Jennings is an archaeologist who received his M.A. from the University of Oklahoma and Ph.D. from Texas A&M University. He specializes in applying geoarchaeology, stone tool analysis, and quantitative methods to understand the Pleistocene peopling of the Americas. Currently, he is researching Paleoindian and Early Archaic hunter-gatherer responses to the end of the Ice Age and Younger Dryas climate change 15,000-10,000 years ago. His geographic expertise and ongoing research lies in the Great Plains, and he also has current research projects in the Southeastern Woodlands. He has experience excavating Paleoindian and Early Archaic sites in Alaska, Colorado, Georgia, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas. He has published articles on this research in Science, American Antiquity, Journal of Archaeological Science, and PLoS One, and has co-authored or edited multiple books and book chapters.