Dr. David Anthony

Hartwick’s Anthony Shares Research in National Geographic

May 22, 2013

Professor of Anthropology Dr. David Anthony, along with his wife and research partner Dorcas Brown, have been cited in National Geographic for their recent Archaeological discoveries. These findings were made when excavating the Bronze Age site of Krasnosamarkskoe in Russia's Volga region. To read the full article, visit the National Geographic website.  

According to the article, Anthony and Brown studied the language trends of the time period in order to learn more about their newly discovered artifacts.

"In search of clues, Anthony and Brown combed the mythology, songs, and scriptures in Eurasia's early and closely related Indo-European languages," the piece states.

Anthony specializes in the archaeology of both North American prehistoric Native Americans in the northeastern woodlands; and the prehistoric cultures of the Eurasian steppes and eastern Europe. He is the curator of the Anthropology Collections in Hartwick's Yager Museum of Art & Culture, and has served as the director of the Institute for Ancient Equestrian Studies (IAES) since 1994.

Brown, holds an M.A. in museum studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program in Museum Studies. She co-authors site reports and laboratory studies and co-directs field excavations with Anthony. The two have also co-authored many journal articles together.

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