The 2023-2024 AnthroGuide is the last print version. Edits for graduate programs are due July 31, 2023.

April Nowell

Primary Field
Chair and Professor
Chair and Professor, University of Victoria, Department of Anthropology
Knowledge / Expertise
Interest/Specialty Areas Neanderthal, Paleolithic art and archaeology, Hominin life histories, Cognitive archaeology, Archaeology of children

I am a Paleolithic archaeologist whose research focuses on the origins of art, symbol use, and language, the evolution of modern human cognition and behavior, Neandertal lifeways, the archaeology of children and the history of archaeological theory.

These interests have led to four interrelated research paths.

Hominin Life Histories and the Archaeology of Children

Paleolithic Art

Cognitive Archaeology

Neandertal Lifeways

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Geographic Areas of Expertise International
Europe / Eurasia
Middle East and North Africa