• Photo of Amy Clark
  • Total station operator with foggy Moroccan countryside in the background.
  • Woman labeling an artifact bag while standing inside a test unit in a Moroccan rockshelter
My research focuses on the origins of modern humans from an archaeological perspective. To do this, I focus on human groups living in the Middle and Late Pleistocene, including Homo sapiens sapiens, Neanderthals, and other contemporary species. Geographically, I have excavated sites and worked on material from France, Israel, Turkey, Serbia, and, most recently, Morocco. I am particularly interested in issues related to human connectivity, including group size, population size, and social networks, and its role in the origins and development of cumulative culture.