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Kirsten E Holt

Department Affiliations



  • zooarchaeology
  • vertebrate taphonomy and site formation
  • paleoecology
  • Middle and Late Pleistocene subsistence and foraging behavior
  • Miocene hominoid paleobiology

Educational Background

  • B.A.: Anthropology; Concentration in Archaeology, Geology Minor, Western Washington University, 2006.
  • M.A.: Anthropology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2012.


  • JL Conrad, K Jenkins, T Lehmann, FK Manthi, DJ Peppe, S Nightingale, A Cossette, HM Dunsworth, WEH Harcourt-Smith, KP McNulty (in press). New specimens of "Crocodylus" pigotti (Crocodylidae) from Rusinga Island, Kenya, and generic re-allocation of the species. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology
  • C. A. Tryon, J. T. Faith, D. J. Peppe, D. L. Fox, K. P. McNulty, K. E. Jenkins, H. Dunsworth, W. Harcourt-Smith (2010). The Pleistocene archaeology and environments of the Wasiriya Beds, Rusinga Island, Kenya. Journal of Human Evolution, 59, 657-671.
  • Kirsten E. H. Jenkins (2011). Predation on early Miocene primates: Proconsul, Dendropithecus, and Limnopithecus from Rusinga Island, Kenya. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, S52, 178.

Courses Taught

  • TA: Anthropology 1001: Introduction to Human Evolution
  • TA: Anthropology 3002: Sex, Evolution and Behavior
  • TA: Anthropology 3009: Rise of Civilization
  • TA: Anthropology 3402/5402: Zooarchaeology Lab
  • TA: Anthropology 3450/5405: Human Skeletal Analysis
  • Instructor at SCSU Anth 240: Introductory Bioanthropology
  • Instructor at SCSU Anth 140: Human Origins
  • Instructor at SCSU Anth 392: Human Fossil Record
  • Instructor: Anthropology 1001 Introduction to Human Evolution
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