Rhonda L. Quinn, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work
Rhonda L. Quinn is also a Research Associate in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Rutgers University.
Rhonda Quinn studies the interaction of modern and extinct humans with the environment. Her primary research focuses on reconstructing selective pressures for the emergence of Homo and dispersal from Africa. She integrates stable isotopic systems with sedimentology and stratigraphy to elucidate hominin adaptations to environmental and climatic change. Quinn also examines resource use and mobility of anatomically modern human groups in coastal and island settings, employing bioarchaeology, zooarchaeology and stable isotopic analysis. She has conducted fieldwork in the Turkana Basin of northern Kenya, along the Solo River of Java, on Pacific Islands, in the Yucatan Peninsula and in her own backyard, Florida.
- Ph.D., Anthropology, Certificate in Quaternary Studies, Rutgers University, 2006
- M.A., Anthropology, University of Florida, 1999
- B.S., Geological Sciences, University of Florida, 1997
- B.A., Anthropology, University of Florida, 1996
- An earlier origin for the Acheulian
Nature, 477, 82- 85,
- The age of the 20 meter Solo River Terrace, Java, Indonesia and the survival of Homo erectus in Asia
PLoS ONE 6(6), e21562. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0021562,
- Prehistoric Fijian diet and subsistence: integration of faunal, ethnographic and stable isotopic evidence from the Lau Island Group
Journal of Archaeological Science, 36, 2742- 2754,
- Diet and mobility in middle Archaic Florida: stable isotopic and faunal evidence from the Harris Creek Archaeological Site (8Vo24), Tick Island
Journal of Archaeological Science, 35(8), 2346- 2356,
- Paleogeographic variations of pedogenic carbonate d13C values from Koobi Fora, Kenya: Implications for floral compositions of Plio-Pleistocene hominin environments
Journal of Human Evolution, 53(5), 560- 573,