B.A., Ph.D. - University of Pennsylvania
DISCIPLINE: Biological Anthropology
RESEARCH: Human evolution, the Paleolithic of Central Asia, Neandertal paleobiology, biogeography and GIS, dental anthropology
CLASSES: Human Origins and Variation; Human Evolution; Human Origins; Paleoclimate and Human Evolution; the Evolution of Primate Behavior; Methods of Analysis in Paleoanthropology; the Neandertals; the Evolution of the Human Condition, the History of Anthropological Thought.
Dr. Mica Glantz received her B.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Colorado State University and Director of the Human Origins Laboratory. Dr. Glantz is a paleoanthropologist who specializes in Neanderthal paleobiology and paleogeography. Her research has focused on hominin dental and craniofacial morphology as well as Paleolithic archaeology in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. She was a Fulbright Scholar from 2007-08 in Shymkent, Kazakhstan. Currently, she is collaborating on a multi-disciplinary project the goals of which are to establish a chronological framework for Central Asian Paleolithic sites, survey for new sites, and test ecological models used to explain hominin landscape exploitation strategies during periods of climatic deterioration in Uzbekistan. Dr. Glantz has been published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, the Journal of Human Evolution, Nature, Antiquity, and the Journal of Biogeography.