Kathy Schick


American Association for the Advancement of Science (2003)
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Indiana University Bloomington
College of Arts and Sciences
Departments of Anthropology and Cognitive Science


Kathy received her Ph.D. in 1984 from The University of California at Berkeley. Her interests in Old World prehistory, palaeoanthropology, archaeological site formation, zooarchaeology, lithic technology, and primate studies have led her to conduct fieldwork in Africa, Asia and Europe, as well as laboratory research in the United States. She was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2004, and received the Distinguished Faculty Research Award from Indiana University in 1997.

Kathy Schick is Professor of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington. She is Co-Director of the Center for Research into Anthropological Foundations of Technology. Her research interests include: Animal behavior, anthropology, Asia, China, East Asia, human evolution, stone age, toolmaking, Stone Age tools, the last known living Stone Age craftsmen, and the ability of chimpanzees to make Early Stone Age tools.

Kathy was one of the first non-Chinese scientists allowed to collaborate with Chinese researchers at the one-million-year-old archaeological site of Nihewan Basin, to investigate the earliest hominid migrations into eastern Asia.