John Murray

IHO Affiliated Graduate Student
Graduate Assistant/Associate
TEMPE Campus

Student Information

Graduate Student
The College of Lib Arts & Sci


John Murray is a graduate student interested in paleoanthropology, hominin behavioral variability, lithic technology, experimental archaeology, human-environment interaction, and the extended evolutionary synthesis.

John has conducted field work on the Azraq Marshes Archaeological and Paleoecological Project (AMAPP) at the late Lower Paleolithic site Shishan Marsh - 1 in al-Azraq, Jordan. Further, he has worked at the Upper Paleolithic cave site Mughr el-Hamamah in the Jordan Valley. Currently, John is working at the Later Stone Age site, Knysna in South Africa. His dissertation research will investigate the role of pyrotechnology in human adaptations during the late Middle and Later Stone Age of South Africa.

John's hobbies include PC gaming, skateboarding, and flintknapping.


2017 - M.A., Anthropology, and Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Victoria
2015 - Graduate Certificate in GIS, Johns Hopkins University 
2014 - B.A., Anthropology, Stony Brook University