Philip J. Carr is an archaeologist specializing in the prehistory of the Southeast United States. Since joining the USA faculty in 1999, he has engaged in the study of the rich cultural heritage of southwest Alabama. His research particularly involves understanding prehistoric hunter-gatherer lifeways and stone tool technologies. His recent research has included simulating the formation of prehistoric lithic assemblages, expanding an organization of technology approach, and an examination of the stone tool assemblage from 22LI504.
Dr. Carr received his B.A. degree from the University of Louisville in 1988 and M.A. (1991) and Ph.D. (1995) from the University of Tennessee in Anthropology. He enjoys teaching and working with students. He is the faculty advisor for the Anthropology Club and is currently working with several students on research projects. He teaches a diversity of courses that include:
AN101 - Intro to Archaeology and Physical Anthropology
AN210 - Physical Anthropology
AN305 - Archaeological Method and Theory
AN340 - Native American Cultures
AN442 - Cultural Resource Management.
Additionally, Dr. Carr is Associate Director of the Center for Archaeological Studies and his office is now on the ground floor of the new Delchamps Archaeology Building.