Graduate Student, Department of Anthropology
B.A. in Anthropology, Southern Connecticut State University, 2012
M.A. in Anthropology, George Washington University, 2015
Paleolithic archaeology, Zooarchaeology, Biogeographic Modeling, Primate Behavioral Ecology, Raw Material Selectivity, Primate tool-use.
Robert is pursuing his Ph.D. in Paleoanthropology under the guidance of Professor Michael Pante. A Connecticut native, Robert received a B.A. in Anthropology from Southern Connecticut State University where he graduated with honors under the supervision of Professor Michael Rogers. During this time, Robert was exposed to field methods in Paleolithic archaeology while conducting honors fieldwork in Ethiopia, Kenya, and South Africa. In 2015, Robert received his M.A. in Anthropology from George Washington University where he studied raw material selectivity among stone-tool using chimpanzees from West Africa. This experience exposed Robert to laboratory methods in the fields of Primatology, Geology and Material Sciences (Mechanical Engineering).