Kaedan O'Brien portrait
  • Grad Assist - Rsrch Focus (GR), Anthropology Department
  • Graduate Research Fellow, National Science Foundation
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Current Courses

Spring 2024

  • ANTH 3261-001
    Paleoanthropology
    Location: GC 5825 (GC 5825)
  • ANTH 6969-003
    Special Topics

Fall 2023

Professional Organizations

  • Paleontological Society. 01/2022 - present. Position : Member.
  • Eastern African Association of Palaeoanthropology & Palaeontology. 01/2019 - present. Position : Member.
  • Geological Society of America. 01/2019 - present. Position : Member.
  • Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. 01/2018 - present. Position : Member.
  • American Association of Biological Anthropologists. 10/2017 - present. Position : Member.
  • Paleoanthropology Society. 01/2017 - present. Position : Member.

Courses I Teach

  • ANTH 1030 - Prehistoric Archaeology
    A summary of human origins in four parts, with an emphasis on evolutionary ecology: hominin evolution, global dispersal, agriculture, and state formation.
  • ANTH 3261 - Paleoanthropology
    An overview of the past 7 million years of hominin evolution and paleoecology
  • ANTH 5500 - Capstone - Hidden Research Methods
    An introduction to anthropology research methods and formal science writing for students aiming for graduate school

Small Group Teaching

  • Swahili Language Tutoring.  09/2019  -  present
  • Koobi Fora Field School Paleoecology Mentoring Intern.  06/01/2018  -  07/31/2018