Michael Rogers

Michael J. Rogers

Professor at Southern Connecticut State University

501 Crescent Street, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
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Michael Rogers
Department of Anthropology, Southern Connecticut State University, 501 Crescent Street, New Haven, CT 06515-1355, USA

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Professor Michael Rogers is an archaeologist who has been undertaking fieldwork in East Africa since 1990.
He completed his Ph.D. in 1997 by taking a landscape approach to the 1.5 million-year-old archaeological record at Koobi Fora, Kenya. Since then, he has worked at Koobi Fora, Kenya on 1.5 million-year-old modified fossil bones sites, at Laetoli, Tanzania on 2.7 million-year-old deposits, and at Gona, Ethiopia on various 2.6-0.3 million-year-old sites. In 2000, he discovered the oldest archaeological site in the world containing both stone tools and fossil bones at Gona. Dr. Rogers has led several paleoanthropological field schools and student expeditions to each of these sites over the last 15 years. He has also supervised work at Archaic period sites in the greater New Haven area. At Southern Connecticut State University, Dr. Rogers has taught Archaeology and the Human Past, Biological Anthropology, Archaeological Methods, African Prehistory, Stones & Bones, Archaeological Fact & Fiction, Evidence of Human Evolution, and various Honors College and freshmen seminars. He was a Fulbright Scholar in 1999-2000, teaching at the University of Nairobi. Presently, he chairs the Department of Anthropology at Southern. Contact Dr. Rogers. Find out more about Anthropology at SCSU, click here. Archaeologist Michael Rogers, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Anthropology at Southern Connecticut State University, discusses some of the oldest tools found in the fossil record. Dr. Rogers gives us an overview of our hominid history and explains how we moved from a chimp-like ancestor to modern homo sapiens. Below, Dr. Rogers at his field site in Ethiopia. This free website was made using Yola.

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Chapter 11: Insights into Late Pliocene Lithic Assemblage Variability: The East Gona and Ounda Gona South Oldowan Archaeology (2.6 Million Years Ago), Afar, Ethiopia (Sileshi Semaw, Michael J. Rogers, and Dietrich Stout)
2010 Stout, Dietrich, Sileshi Semaw, Michael J. Rogers, Dominique Cauche. 2009 Semaw, Sileshi, Michael Rogers, and Dietrich Stout. 2005 Domínguez-Rodrigo, M., Pickering, T.R., Semaw, S. and Rogers, M. Cutmarked bones from archaeological sites at Gona, Afar, Etiopía: Implications for the function of the world's oldest sotne tools. 2005 Stout, D., Quade, J., Semaw, S. and Rogers, M. Raw material selectivity of the earliest tool makers at Gona, Afar, Ethiopia. 2005 Semaw, Sileshi, Scott Simpson, Jay Quade, Paul Renne, Robert Butler, William McIntosh, Naomi Levin, Manuel Dominguez-Rodrigo, and Michael Rogers.

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