Jamie Hodgkins

Jamie Hodgkins
Ph.D. • Graduate Director, Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology

Mailing Address:
Department of Anthropology
Campus Box 103
PO Box 173364 
Denver, CO 80217-3364

Office Hours: I move between an office and lab please send an email to arrange office hours

Jamie Hodgkins is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Colorado Denver. Her research is focused on the origins, evolution, and ecology of modern humans and Neanderthals. Much of this work has focused on reconstructing ecology and behavior of these people by studying their patterns of hunting and butchery as well as analyzing the mobility of their prey species through isotopic analysis. She is a project for excavations at the late Pleistocene and early Holocene site of Arma Veirana (https://chei.ucsd.edu/arma-veirana-cava/) in northwestern Italy. Her fieldwork has also included projects in North America, France, Spain, Bulgaria, Morocco, and South Africa.

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2022***          Gravel-Miguel C, Cristiani E, Hodgkins J, Orr CM, Strait D, Peresani M, Benazzi S, Pothier Bouchard G, Keller HM, Meyer D, Drohobytsky D, Talamo S, Miller CE, Negrino F, Riel-Salvatore J. The ornaments of the early Mesolithic Neonate burial of Arma Veirana (Liguria, Italy). Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory. DOI: 10.1007/s10816-022-09573-7 Link

2022*              Diehl RJ, Keller HM, Hodgkins J. Towards an interpretive framework for heated ostrich eggshell: an actualistic study. Journal of Archaeological Science Reports. 43: 103465. DOI: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2022.103465 Link to paper (Graduate student-led paper)

2022***          Torrese P, Zucca F, Martini S, Negrino F, Benazzi S, Hodgkins J, Miller C, Peresani M, Orr C, Riel-Salvatore J, Strait D. Ground truth validated 3D electrical resistivity imaging of the archaeological deposits at Arma Veirana Cave (northern Italy). Journal of Quaternary Science. 37 (6):1112-1132 Link to paper

2021*              Hodgkins J, Orr CM, Gravel-Miguel G, Riel-Salvatore J, Miller CE, Bondioli L, Nava A,  Lugli F, Talamo S, Hajdinjak M, Cristiani E, Romandini M, Meyer D, Drohobytsky D, Kuester F, Pothier Bouchard G, Buckley M, Mancini L, Baruffaldi F, Silvestrini S, Arrighi S, Keller HM, Griggs RB, Peresani M, Strait DS, Benazzi S, Negrino F. An infant burial from Arma Veirana in northwestern Italy provides insights into funerary practices and female personhood in early Mesolithic Europe. Scientific Reports (Nature). DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-02804-z Link to paper (Paper co-authored with graduate students)

2020*              Hodgkins J, Marean CW, Venter VA, Richardson L, Roberts P, Zech J, Difford M, Copeland SR, Orr CO, Keller HM, Lee-Thorp JA. An isotopic test of the seasonal migration hypothesis for large grazing ungulates inhabiting the Palaeo-Agulhas Plain. Quaternary Science Reviews 235:106221 Link to paper (Paper co-authored with graduate students)

2020***            Hirniak J, Smith E, Johnsen R, Ren M, Hodgkins J, Orr C, Negrino F, Riel-Salvatore J, Fitch S, Miller CE., Zerboni A, Mariani GS., Harris J, Gravel-Miguel C, Strait D, Peresani M, Benazzi S, Marean CW. Discovery of crypotephra at Middle-Upper Paleolithic sites Arma Veirana and Riparo Bombrini, Italy:a new link for broader geographic correlationsJournal of Quaternary Science. 35 (1-2) 199-212 Link to paper (Graduate student-led paper)

2019***            Pothier Bouchard G, Mentzer SM, Riel-Salvatore J, Hodgkins J, Miller CE, Negrino F, Wogelius R, Buckley M. Portable FTIR for on-site screening of archaeological bone intended for ZooMS collagen fingerprint analysis. Journal of Archeological Science: Reports. 26: 101862 Link to paper (Graduate Student-led paper)

2018*              Hodgkins J, Le Roux P, Marean CW, Penkman K, Crisp M, Fisher, E, Lee-Thorp JA. The role of ostrich in shaping the landscape use patterns of humans and hyenas on the southern coast of South Africa during the late Pleistocene. In: Pilaar Birch S (ed.) Multispecies Archaeology. Taylor & Francis/Routledge: Oxford, pp.333

2018*              Hodgkins J. Taphonomical and zooarchaeological analysis of Bordes’ excavated material from levels I2 and Y-Z. In: Dibble HL, McPherron SM, Goldberg P, Sandgathe D. (eds.) The Middle Paleolithic Site of Pech de l’Azé IV. Springer: New York, pp.83

2017**             Thompson JC, Faith TJ, Cleghorn N, Hodgkins J. Identifying the accumulator: Making the most of bone surface modification data. Journal of Archaeological Science. 85: 103-113 Link to paper  

2017*              Hodgkins J and Marean CW. New information from old excavations: A comparative analysis of Paleolithic zooarchaeological assemblages from the Zagros Mountains. In: Biglari F, Mashkour M, Shidrang S (eds.) The Pleistocene Archaeology of the Iranian Plateau, Iraq and the Caucasus. National Museum of Iran Paleolithic Studies Series, No. 1, National Museum of Iran, Tehran

2016*              Hodgkins J, Marean CW, Turq A, Sandgathe D, McPherron SP, Dibble HL, Climate-mediated shifts in Neandertal subsistence behaviors at Pech de l’Azé IV and Roc de Marsal (Dordogne Valley, France) Journal of Human Evolution. 96:1-18 Link to paper

2016**             Strait DS, Orr CM, Hodgkins J, Spassov N, Gurova M, Miller C, Tzankov T.  
The human fossil record of Bulgaria and the formulation of biogeographic hypotheses. In: Harvati K, Roksandic M, (ed). Paleoanthropology in the Balkans. Springer: Dordrecht, Chapter 5. pp 69-78

2016**             Copeland S, Cawthra HC, Fisher EC, Lee-Throp JA, Cowling, RM, Le Roux PJ, Hodgkins J, Marean CW. Strontium Isotope Investigation of Ungulate Movement Patterns on the Pleistocene Paleo-Agulhas Plain of the Greater Cape Floristic Region, South Africa. Quaternary Science Reviews. 141:65-84.Link to paper

2014**             Morin E, Delagnes A, Armand D, Castel J-C, Hodgkins J. Millennial-scale change in archaeofaunas and their implications for Mousterian lithic variability in southwest France. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology. 36:158-180 Link to paper

2011**             Sandgathe DM, Dibble HL, Goldberg P, McPherron SP, Turq A, Niven L, Hodgkins J. On the Role of Fire in Neandertal Adaptations in Western Europe: Evidence from Pech de l’Azé IV and Roc de Marsal, France. Paleoanthropology 2011: 216-242 Link to paper

2011**             Sandgathe DM, Dibble HL, Goldberg P,  McPherron SP, Turq A, Niven L, Hodgkins J. Timing of the appearance of habitual fire use. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. 108:E29 Link to paper

*2018 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Teaching Excellence Award Winner

  • Archaeological Research Design and Analysis (ANTH 6317), University of Colorado Denver
  • History of Human Environmental Impacts (ANTH 3316), University of Colorado Denver-Developed for UCD with High Impact Practices
  • Human Evolution (ANTH 3512), University of Colorado Denver
  • Independent Study (ANTH 4840), University of Colorado Denver
  • Introduction to Biological Anthropology (ANTH 1303), University of Colorado Denver
  • Neanderthals and the Origins of Modern Humans (ANTH 4580/5580), University of Colorado Denver
  • North American Archaeology (ANTH 3315), University of Colorado Denver
  • Zooarchaeology (ANTH 4121/5121), University of Colorado Denver-Developed for UCD