Dr. Harvard G. Ayers


Ph.D. 1973 Catholic University of America

Areas of Research/Interest:

Archaeology, physical anthropology, forensic anthropology, human ecology, North American Indians; Southewestern United States, Southern Appalachians.


Human Ecology of Southern Appalachia, Southwest Field Experience


His interests and areas of study include archaeology, physical anthropology, forensic anthropology, human ecology of the southern Appalachians, North American Indians, and the Southwestern US. Dr. Ayers will begin half-time retirement after this spring semester. He plans to continue teaching several courses including the Southwest Trip, as long as he can hike out of Canyon del Muerto. He will devote his "extra" time to his family including his two gorgeous grandchildren and his environmental work with Appalachian Voices.

Title: Professor Emeritus
Department: Department of Anthropology

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-2295

Fax: (828) 262-2982

Office address
348 Anne Belk Hall