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White, Andrew

Research Archaeologist

Address and Contact Information

209 Nuclear Physics Lab
M/C 571


  • 2012    Ph.D. in Anthropology; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109; Dissertation: The Social Networks of Early Hunter-Gatherers in Midcontinental North America.
  • 1999    M.A. in Anthropology; Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, 62901; Thesis: Correspondence between Internal and External Variables of the Proximal Tibia in Relation to Joint Degeneration.
  • 1993    B.A. in Anthropology, B.A. in Journalism; Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 47405

Research Biography


I am an anthropological archaeologist with interests in hunter-gatherers, lithic technology, human evolution, and complex systems theory. I am particularly interested in combining archaeological methods and theory with ethnographic data and computational modeling to develop new ways to push the boundaries of our understanding of the social, cultural, and evolutionary aspects of the human past.

Selected Publications

2021    White, Andrew A. Lithic Transport Patterns, Tool Curation Behavior, and Group Range Estimates: A Model-Based Exploration. Journal of Computer Applications in Archaeology 4(1): 254–273. DOI:

2021    White, Andrew A. A Critique of the Case for Paleoindian Caribou Hunting on the Submerged Alpena-Amberley Ridge. PaleoAmerica 7(4): 287–304. DOI: 10.1080/20555563.2021.1942651

2017    White, Andrew A. A Model-Based Analysis of the Minimum Size of Demographically-Viable Hunter-Gatherer Populations. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 20(4) 9. DOI: 10.18564/jasss.3393

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