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

Jonathan Kent
Professor, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Knowledge / Expertise
Interest/Specialty Areas Prehistory, domestication, humans and animals, historical archaeology

Jonathan Kent, Professor of Anthropology, received his PhD from Washington University in St. Louis and is an Americanist archaeologist. His dissertation research was on the Pre-Columbian domestication and exploitation of the Andean camelids. He has carried out historical and prehistoric archaeological fieldwork in Mesoamerica (the Mayan highlands of Guatemala), Andean South America (Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador), and several areas of the U.S. (California, Colorado, Maryland, Missouri, Ohio, and Virginia). He has published analyses of historic materials and of prehistoric ceramics, lithics, flora, and faunal remains. He has been with MSUD since 1986, and involved students in field schools in Colorado, Ecuador, and Peru. He founded MSUD’s first Laboratory of Anthropology, supervises the Laboratory of Archaeology, curates the Ashton Ethnographic Collection, and has built comparative faunal and floral collections for the department. He teaches courses in archaeology, world prehistory, South American archaeology, Ancient American civilizations, and human/animal interactions.

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Geographic Areas of Expertise United States
Geographic Areas of Expertise International
Western Hemisphere