Andrew Du

Andrew Du



Andrew Du is interested in the ecological context of hominin evolution. He uses a paleolandscape approach which involves broad spatial scale analyses with a restricted time component. Research methods include: vertebrate paleontology and taphonomy, sedimentology and stratigraphy, paleoclimatic studies, and studying modern landscapes as informative analogs. Parallel interests include: studying the taphonomy of faunal remains to learn more about the dietary and subsistence behavior of early hominins.


BS, Evolutionary Anthropology, with highest research honors, Summa Cum Laude, Rutgers University, 2009

Year Entered GW Program: 2010
Advisor: Anna K. Behrensmeyer


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Research Experience

2007-2009, 2011 Koobi Fora Field School, Rutgers University and National Museums of Kenya

2011 Petrified Forest Triassic Project, Arizona, Columbia College Chicago and Smithsonian Institution

2010 Olorgesailie Middle Stone Age Project, Human Origins Program, Smithsonian Institution and National Museums of Kenya

2009 Olduvai Landscape Paleoanthropology Project, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania

2009 Undergraduate Honors Thesis: "Recognizing stone anvils in the archaeological record: an actualistic approach."