Donald Henry, PhD

Donald Henry, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Anthropology
College of Arts & Sciences
Anthropology

Education

PhD – Southern Methodist University MA – Southern Methodist University BA – Southern Methodist University

Bio

Donald Henry is an archaeologist interested in prehistoric human behavioral ecology. That is, the influence of the environment on prehistoric cultures and how environmental fluctuations affect the trend, tempo and mode of cultural evolution. Methodologically, he focuses on the analysis of stone tools and paleoenvironmental evidence with regional foci on the Near East and the N. American Southern Plains.

Research Interests

Current interests center on tracing the cultural ecology and evolution of S. Levantine populations between 100-30,000 years ago with an emphasis on understanding the relationships of Neanderthals and Modern Humans.

Teaching Interests

Exploring the scientific foundations of archaeology in theory and method. Substantive areas include lithic analysis, geoarchaeology, research design and environmental archaeology.

Publications

Books

  • Henry, D.O. and J.E. Beaver, editors
    2014 The Sands of Time: The Early Neolithic Settlement of Ayn Abū Nukhayla. ex oriente, Berlin. 374pgs.

Journal Articles

  • Henry, D.O. and V. Mraz
    2019 Lithic Economy and Prehistoric Human Behavioral Ecology. Journal of Archaeological Science, Reports (Special Issue – Fall 2019, C. Delage & J. Webb, eds).

  • Henry, D.O.
    2018 Joining the Dots. Nature Ecology and Evolution, 2:767-8.

  • Henry, D.O., C. E Cordova, M. Portillo, R-M. Albert, R. DeWitt, and A. Emery-Barbier
    2016 Blame it on the goats? Desertification in the Near East during the Holocene. The Holocene DOI: 10.1177/0959683616670470 .

  • ‡ Henry, D.O., Belmaker, M. and Bergin, S.M. (in press). The influence of landscape on Neanderthal range viewed from the Levant. Quaternary International.

  • Henry, D.O., M. Belmaker and S. Bergin
    2015 The effect of terrain on Neanderthal ecology in the Levant. Quaternary International http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2015.10.023

  • Henry, D.O., S. Kadowaki and S. Bergin
    2014 Reconstructing Early Neolithic social and economic organization through spatial analysis at Ayn Abū Nukhayla, southern Jordan. American Antiquity 79 (3):401-424.

Book Chapters

  • Henry, D.O.
    2019 High resolution spatial analysis with different objectives and scales. In Beyond the
    Fertle Crescent: Essays on Western Asian Archaeology in Honour of Sumio Fujii. (S. Nakamura, T. Adachi & M. Abe, eds6..) Rokuchi Shobo, Tokyo. Pgs. 43-6

  • Kadowaki, S. and D.O. Henry.
    2019 Renewed investigation of the Middle and Upper Paleolithic Sites in Jebel Qalkha, Southern Jordan: Essays on Western Asian Archaeology in Honour of Sumio Fujii. (S. Nakamura, T. Adachi & M. Abe, eds) Rokuchi Shobo, Tokyo. Pgs. 23-41.

  • Henry, D. (2019). Renewed investigation of the Middle and Upper Paleolithic Sites in Jebel Qalkha, Southern Jordan:. In .
  • Henry, D.O.
    2016 The Middle Paleolithic of Southern Jordan in Quaternary Environments and Humans in the Levant (Y. Enzel and O. Bar-Yosef, eds.) Cambridge University Press, Pgs. 585-592.

  • Henry, D.O.
    2016 The Upper and Epipaleolithic of Southern Jordan in Quaternary Environments and Humans in the Levant (Y. Enzel and O. Bar-Yosef, eds.) Cambridge University Press. Pgs. 659-668.

  • Henry, D.O.
    2014 An integrated approach to raw material and techno-typological analyses: insights on provisioning, economizing and settlement strategies at Ayn Abū Nukhayla. In Settlement, Survey and Stone. Essays on Near Eastern Prehistory in Honour of Gary Rollefson, (B. Finlayson and C. Makarwicz) Ex oriente, Berlin.