Dr. Thomas P. Leppard
Dr. Thomas P. Leppard is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology. He earned his PhD in Archaeology at Brown University (2013), and has an MA from the University of Sheffield (2007) and an MA from the University of St Andrews (2006). Prior to joining FSU, he held the inaugural Renfrew Fellowship in Archaeology at the University of Cambridge. In 2020, he was awarded an AIAS-COFUND research fellowship at the Aarhus Institute for Advanced Studies at Aarhus University, Denmark.
Tom's broadly interested in the global transition from small-scale and non-urban to large-scale, hierarchical societies, and much of his current work addresses this transition in Holocene Afro-Eurasia. His research on this and other topics has been published in Current Anthropology, Human Ecology, Environmental Conservation, Antiquity, Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, Nature + Culture, World Archaeology, the Journal of Field Archaeology, the Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology, the Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology, the Journal of Pacific Archaeology, and the Cambridge Archaeological Journal. He is co-PI for the Landscape Archaeology of Southwest Sardinia (LASS) Project, and has directed fieldwork in the Pacific, Caribbean, and Mediterranean. He sits on the editorial boards of Human Ecology and the Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology.
A selection of his publications addressing these and other topics can be found here:
And more information on LASS can be found here: