Dr. Geoffrey Thomas
In 2005, I completed the 4+1 program at Tulane University earning my Bachelors and Masters Degrees. In 2011 I earned my Doctoral degree from Florida State University under Frank Marlowe and Lynne Schepartz.
Since the Fall of 2011 I have been a Specialized Teaching Professor in Anthropology, teaching 3 courses per semester. I have also taken on the role of Undergraduate Advisor and Director of the Human Remains Collections.
I was awarded a Florida State University Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award in 2015-2016.
Research Interests and Activities:
- Skeletal Biology
- Subadult Growth and Development
- Functional Morphology and Biomechanics
- Hunter-Gatherer Lifeways
- Evolutionary Theory
- ANT 2301 Evolution of Human Sexuality
- ANT 2511 Introduction to Physical Anthropology
- ANT 3300 Masculinity in Global Perspective
- ANT 3520 Introduction to Forensic Anthropology
- ANT 4586 Human Evolution
- ANT 4525 Human Osteology
- ANT 4468 Bones, Bodies & Disease
- IDS 3933 Who Owns the Past
Select Publications and Professional Projects:
Submitted 2019 - Diversity of Upper Limb Asymmetry in Three Archaic Hunter-Gatherer Populations. AJPA.
2018 - Baumeister, R.F., J.A. Maxwell, G.P. Thomas, and K.D. Vohs. The Mask of Love and Sexual Gullibility. In: J. Forgas & R. Baumeister (Eds.), The psychology of gullibility. New York: Routledge Psychology Press.
2018 – Boren, S., D. Slice, G.P.Thomas. Morphometric analysis of shape differences in WIndover and Point Hope archaic human mandibles. AJPA. 1-12 https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.23728
2016 - G.P. Thomas. 8,000 year old case of thalassemia from the Windover, Florida skeletal population. International Journal of Paleopathology. Vol. 14C: 81-90
2016 - G.H. Doran and G.P. Thomas. Windover: an Overview. In Mesolithic burials – Rites, symbols and social organization of early postglacial communities. Edited by: Judith Grunberg, Bernhard Gramsch, Lars Larson, Jorg Orschiedt, and Harald Meller. Halle: Landesmuseum Halle, 865-884
2011 - Patterns in Adult and Subadult Upper Limb Asymmetry from North American Archaic and Mississippian Populations. Doctoral Dissertation, Department of Anthropology, Florida State University, Tallahassee.
Research Papers in Development:
Thomas, G.P. Patterns in Subadult Upper Limb Asymmetry from North American Archaic and Mississippian Populations and the Effects of Culturally Specific Behaviors.
Thomas, G.P. Windover: Not your Typical Hunter-Gatherer.
2016 - Project Leader for the digitization of the Windover collection (8BR246). In conjunction with the FSU Digital Library Services, I am heading a project to digitize all field note, excavation unit forms, shovel test forms, images, maps, X-rays, and logs created during the excavation of the Windover burial pond between the 1984-1986 field seasons. They will then be housed and available through FSUs digital repository.