Dr. Harvard G. Ayers

Professor Emeritus of Anthropology
Ph.D. 1973 Catholic University of America

Office Address: 342 Anne Belk Hall
Email: harvard@boone.net
Phone: 828-262-6381
Fax: 828-262-2982

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.

Please consider donating to the Department by selecting "Other" and designating your gift for one of the following funds:

Anthropology Speaker Series
Anthropology Loucks Fund
Anthropology Weller Fund 
Anthropology Keefe Fund
Anthropology Foundation 

Your gift is appreciated and allows us to achieve even greater success with our amazing students! 

Physical Location

The Department of Anthropology is located in Anne Belk Hall. The administrative office is located in Room 342 and all of the faculty offices, classrooms, and labs are located on the 3rd floor.

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