Grant McCall

Grant McCall

Anthropology

Tulane University

Grant S. McCall is the Executive Director and Chief Research Scientist at the Center for Human-Environmental Research, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Tulane University, USA. He received his PhD in Anthropology from the University of Iowa, USA, in 2006. Grant's interests include hominin evolution, the origins of early modern humans in sub-Saharan Africa, the organization of hunter-gatherer economic and social systems, violence, and prehistory of social inequality. He has conducted archaeological research on early modern human populations in sub-Saharan Africa, primarily in Namibia, for more than 15 years. He has also conducted ethnographic research among the Ju/'hoansi hunter-gatherers of the Kalahari Desert. His interests and expertise include prehistoric human technologies, human behavioral ecology, prehistoric art, the identification of animal bone remains, geoarchaeology, and statistical methods. He also conducts ethnographic and archaeological research among coastal communities in Southeast Louisiana. Grant is the author of four books and over thirty peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He is also currently the editor of the journal Lithic Technology.