Grad school and Flintknapping with John Murray

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In his own words, “I am a PhD candidate in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University and an affiliate of the Institute of Human Origins. I received my BA in Anthropology from Stony Brook University and my MA in Anthropology from the University of Victoria. My research focuses on the emergence and role of pyrotechnology in human adaptations during the late Middle and Later Stone Age of South Africa.

I have conducted field work at the late Lower Paleolithic site Shishan Marsh – 1 in al-Azraq, Jordan and the Upper Paleolithic cave site Mughr el-Hamamah in the Jordan Valley. Currently, I am doing field work at a Later Stone Age site called Knysna in South Africa.

My hobbies include PC gaming, skateboarding, and flintknapping.”

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Published by sethchagi

I am a Paleoanthropology Student, so far with two degrees, in Anthropology and Human Behavioral Science, pursuing my B.A and then my PhD I love to read (like a lot) and write, I love my family, and I adore anthropology! Remember, never stop exploring and never stop learning! There is always more to learn!

2 thoughts on “Grad school and Flintknapping with John Murray

  1. This is fascinating research and introduced me to the idea of heat treatment in Stone Age tool making. I checked out John’s profile at Academia: There I found some of his brilliant papers – well worth reading, so interesting,


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