Harold Dibble

Francis E. Johnston Term Professor of Anthropology

University Museum Room 427


The Department regrets to announce the recent passing of Harold Dibble, Francis E. Johnston Term Professor of Anthropology, on June 10, 2018. 

Research Website:  www.oldstoneage.com

Courses Taught:

ANTH221/521 Material World in Archaeological Science

ANTH454 Quantitative Analysis of Anthropological Data

ANTH512 Experimental Lithic Technology

ANTH556 Practicum in Archaeological Field Methods and Problems

ANTH709 Current Research in Paleoanthropology


Ph.D. University of Arizona 1981

Research Interests

Archaeology; Middle Paleolithic of Western Europe, Egypt, Morocco, and the Near East. Director or co-Director of excavations at La Quina, Combe-Capelle Bas, Cagny-l’Epinette, Fontéchevade, Pech de l'Azé IV, Roc de Marsal, and La Ferrassie in France, the Abydos Survey for Prehistoric Sites in Egypt; and Contrebandiers Cave in Morocco. Director of the Laboratory for the Study of Ancient Technology, currently working on controlled experiments in lithic flake production.


Anthropology Department Faculty; Curator-in-Charge, European Archaeology Section, University Museum; Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, University Museum.


Faculty Status