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Tim Campbell

Areas of Speciality
  • Ph.D. Biological Anthropology
First Year In the Program
Biological Anthropology


Timothy L. Campbell is a Ph.D. student in the Biological Anthropology program. He received his B.A. from the University of Rhode Island in 2006 with a double major in History and Anthropology and a minor in Art History. Subsequently, in 2010 he received a M.S. in Biological Sciences from Sam Houston State University for his thesis entitled “Genus Level Assessment of the Environmental Tolerances of Southern African Rodents with Implications for Plio-Pleistocene Paleoenvironmental Reconstructions”. Tim’s research interests include the use of rodent faunal proxies in paleoenvironmental reconstructions of hominin bearing localities, and the accurate identification of rodent taxa from fossilized remains. Through his research, Tim seeks to address questions on the ecology and evolution of hominins throughout the Plio-Pleistocene of Africa. To date, Tim has participated in numerous field projects throughout both South Africa and Botswana, as well as projects within Texas. A complete list of presentations, publications and research experience can be found on his CV.