Donald Henry, PhD

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


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


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.


Journal Articles

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