Dr. Thomas R. Whyte

Professor of Anthropology

Ph.D. 1988 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.A. 1984 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
B.F.A. 1977 James Madison University 

Office Address: 328 Anne Belk Hall
Email: whytetr@appstate.edu
Phone: 828-262-2283
Fax: 828-262-2982

Areas of Research/Interest
Archaeology, zooarchaeology, experimental archaeology, island and coastal adaptations, zoogeography; Eastern United States, Southern Appalachia.  

Archaeology and the Human Past, Stone Age Stereotypes, Archaeological Lab Methods, Introduction to Archaeology, Zooarchaeology, New River Valley Archaeology, Prehistoric Ceramic Analysis, Prehistory of Southern Appalachia

Professor Thomas R. Whyte received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Tennessee in 1988. He has been with Appalachian State University since 1989 and teaches Archaeology, Archaeology & the Human Past, Prehistory of the Southern Appalachians, Stone Age Stereotypes, Field Archaeology, Archaeological Laboratory Methods, and Zooarchaeology. His research interests are Southern Appalachian prehistory, Island and coastal adaptations, Zooarchaeology, and Zoogeography. He is known best for his study of fish remains from archaeological sites. His research has yielded 1 edited volume, over 30 articles/book chapters, 46 technical reports, and more than 50 professional papers.

Personal Bio
Tom and Lauri Whyte have two daughters (Sadie & Alice), two dogs (Elena & Bella), two ponies (Rocky & Shawnee), one cat (Lily), a bearded dragon (Little Buddy), and innumerable chickens (Chicken). Tom plays ukulele and harmonica in a trio, The Lost Faculties.

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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