Jack L. Hofman

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Tennessee
Primary office:
Fraser Hall
Room 622
Second office:
Spooner Hall


Research Areas: hunters and gatherers, evolutionary ecology, lithics, Plains, Eastern North America


Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Tennessee

M.A., Anthropology, University of Tennessee

B.A., Anthropology, University of Oklahoma

Teaching Interests

  • Great Plains Archaeology
  • Lithic Studies
  • Zooarchaeology
  • Hunter-Gatherers

Research Interests

  • Great Plains Archaeology
  • Hunters and Gatherers (mobility, technology & interaction)
  • Peopling of the New World
  • Archaeological Method and Theory
  • Regional and Large Scale Patterning in the Archaeological Record
  • Lithic Analysis
  • Zooarchaeology
  • Mortuary Practices among Hunter-Gatherers
  • Prehistory of the Eastern U.S.
  • Upper Paleolithic Archaeology, Western Europe
  • Paleoecology and Evolutionary Ecology

Selected Publications

Hofman, J. L. (2016). Clovis Archaeology in the Central Plains, Republic County, Kansas. The Kansas Anthropologist, 34, 13-34.

Hofman, J. L., & Ryan, S. R. (2013). Refitting the Great Plains: A Long Distance Stone Tool Refit from Western Kansas. Plains Anthropologist, 58(226), 69-78.

Hofman, J. L., & Blackmar, J. M. (2012). A Cody Locality on the Southern Prairie Plains . Plains Anthropologist, 57.

Hofman, J. L. (2012). Made of Stone: Impacts on Early Historic Sites in Republic County, Kansas. The Kansas Anthropologist, 33.

Hofman, J. L., & Aaron, D. (2012). Stone Arched Ceiling Caves: Early Historic Horizon Markers in the Central Plains . The Kansas Anthropologist, 33.

Hofman, J. L., & Asher, B. (2011). Clovis Activity in the Central Plains Uplands . Current Research in the Pleistocene, 28, 47-49.

Hofman, J. L. (2010). Allen Complex Behavior and Chronology in the Central Plains. In S. Hurst & J. L. Hofman (Eds.), Exploring Variability in Early Holocene Hunter-Gatherer Lifeways (Vol. 25, pp. 135-152). University of Kansas Publications in Anthropology.

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Courses Recently Taught

  • Introduction to Archaeology
  • Hunters and Gatherers
  • Summer Anthropological Fieldwork
  • Training in Archaeological Fieldwork
  • Laboratory Techniques in  Archaeology
  • North American Archaeology

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