CHARLES A. SPEER, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Hunter-gatherer mobility patterns, stone tool technology, Paleoindian studies, New World Origins, experimental archaeology, geochemical sourcing of raw materials, Paleolithic of Europe and Africa, expansion of hominin populations out of Africa, and population dynamics of complex societies throughout prehistory. My current research focuses on using trace element analysis (LA-ICP-MS) of chert to determine mobility patterns for Clovis period populations living in central Texas.
Advisor: Dr. Robert Hard
Degrees: B.A. Anthropology, University of Texas at San Antonio (2003); M.A. Anthropology, University of Texas at San Antonio (2006)
Dissertation Title: Clovis Mobility at the Gault site, Texas: A Chert Provenance Study Using LA-ICP-MS
Understanding the Effects of Heat Treatment on Edwards Plateau Chert. Ethnoarchaeology, Volume 2, Number 2, Fall 2010, pp. 153-172