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Corey L. Johnson


  • B.A. 2016, University of Montana

Research Focus

I study the origins and evolution of stone tool making and using behavior in early hominins. By analyzing early stone artifacts and conducting experimental research I investigate what caused the variability and changes we see taking place over hundreds of thousands of years in different regions from the beginning of the archaeological record. I am specifically interested in questions regarding the Lower Paleolithic archaeological record of East Asia, and why it is characterized by a rudimentary kind of Oldowan technological strategy and a delayed appearance of an Early Acheulean technological strategy compared to contemporary sites in Africa and West Asia.