Professor, Anthropology Department
Co-Director, Stone Age Institute
Co-Director, Center for Research into the Anthropological Foundations of Technology (CRAFT)
- Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley. Anthropology, human evolutionary studies, Palaeolithic archaeology, African prehistory (1984)
- M.A., University of California at Berkeley. Anthropology (1980)
- B.A., Magna cum laude. Kent State University. Anthropology (1974)
Geographical Areas of Specialization: Africa, Europe, Asia
Topical Interests: Old World prehistory, palaeoanthropology, archaeological site formation, geoarchaeology, taphonomy, zooarchaeology, hunter-gatherers, ethnoarchaeology, lithic technology, experimental archaeology, primate studies, invention and technology, history of archaeology
Kathy received her Ph.D. in 1984 from The University of California at Berkeley. Her interests in Old World prehistory, palaeoanthropology, archaeological site formation, zooarchaeology, lithic technology, and primate studies have led her to conduct fieldwork in Africa, Asia and Europe, as well as laboratory research in the United States. She was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2004, and received the Distinguished Faculty Research Award from Indiana University in 1997.
In press “Why the Acheulean? Experimental studies of the manufacture and function of Acheulean tools.” In (Henry de Lumley, Ed.), Les Cultures a Bifaces du Pleistocene Inferieur et Moyen dans la Monde. By Nicholas Toth and Kathy Schick.
In press “Acheulean Industries of the Lower and Middle Pleistocene, Middle Awash, Ethiopia.” In (Henry de Lumley, Ed.), Les Cultures a Bifaces du Pleistocene Inferieur et Moyen dans la Monde. By Kathy Schick and Nicholas Toth.
In press “Factors affecting variability in Early Stone Age lithic assemblages: Personal observations from actualistic studies.” In (David Pilbeam and Jeanne Sept, Eds.), Paleoanthropological Studies in Honor of Glynn Isaac. Cambridge, MA: American School of Prehistoric Research, Monographs in Archaeology and Paleoanthropology. By Nicholas Toth and Kathy Schick.
In press “Origins and Evolution of Technology”. In (David Begun, ed.) Companion to Paleoanthropology. Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell. By Kathy Schick and Nicholas Toth.
2010 “Hominin brain reorganization, technological change, and cognitive complexity.” In (Douglas Broadfield, Michael Yuan, Kathy Schick, and Nicholas Toth, Eds.), The Human Brain Evolving: Papers in Honor of Ralph L. Holloway. Gosport, Indiana: Stone Age Institute Press. Pp. 293-312. By Nicholas Toth and Kathy Schick.
2009 “The Importance of Actualistic Studies in Early Stone Age Research.” In (K. Schick and N. Toth, Eds.), The Cutting Edge: New Approaches to the Archaeology of Human Origins. Gosport, Indiana: Stone Age Institute Press. By Nicholas Toth and Kathy Schick.
2009 “The Oldowan: The Tool Making of Early Hominins and Chimpanzees Compared.” Annual Review of Anthropology 38:289-305. By Nicholas Toth and Kathy Schick.
2009 “The evolution and cultural transmission of percussive technology: Integrating evidence from palaeoanthropology and primatology.” Journal of Human Evolution, 16 pp. By Andrew Whiten, Kathy Schick, and Nicholas Toth.
2009 “Neural correlates of Early Stone Age toolmaking: technology, language and cognition in human evolution.” In (C. Renfrew, C. Frith, and L Malafouris, Eds.), The Sapient Mind: Archaeology Meets Neuroscience. Pp. 1-19. By Dietrich Stout, Nicholas Toth, Kathy Schick, and Thierry Chaminade.
2009 “Early hominids.” In (B. Cunliffe, C. Gosden, and R.A. Joyce, Eds.): The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Pp. 254-289. By Nicholas Toth and Kathy Schick.
2009 “African Origins.” In (C. Scarre, Ed.), The Human Past: World Prehistory and the Development of Human Societies, Second Edition. London: Thames & Hudson. Pp. 46-83. By Nicholas Toth and Kathy Schick.
2009 “The 'Little Bang': The Origins and Adaptive Significance of Human Stone
Toolmaking.” In (C. Genet, R. Genet, B. Swimme, L. Palmer, and L. Gibler, Eds.), The Evolutionary Epic: Science’s Story and Humanity’s Response. Santa Margarita, California: The Collins Foundation Press. Pp. 39-60.
2008 “Neural correlates of Early Stone Age toolmaking: technology, language and cognition in human evolution.” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B: 1-11. By Dietrich Stout, Nicholas Toth, Kathy Schick, and Thierry Chaminade.