David W. Anthony

David W. Anthony is an American anthropologist who is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Hartwick College. He specializes in Indo-European migrations, and is a proponent of the Kurgan hypothesis. Anthony is well known for his award winning book The Horse, the Wheel, and Language (2007).

David W. Anthony
Academic background
Alma mater
Academic work
Sub-disciplineIndo-European studies
Main interestsIndo-European migrations
Notable works
Notable ideasKurgan hypothesis


Anthony received a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania.[1]

Anthony has been a Professor of Anthropology at Hartwick College since 1987.[1][2] While at Hartwick, he was also the curator of Anthropology for the Yager Museum of Art & Culture on the campus of Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York. According to Princeton University Press, "he has conducted extensive archaeological fieldwork in Ukraine, Russia, and Kazakhstan."[3] Anthony has been Archaeology Editor of the Journal of Indo-European Studies.[4]

One of his areas of research has been the domestication of the horse. In 2019, his work was featured in an episode of Nova that discussed the theories of this how this process occurred.[5]

Mediated worksEdit

According to the uncurated ResearchGate website, Anthony has published at least 54 research articles.[2]


The books of Anthony include:


Anthony has appeared as a relator of history in works such as:

  • How the Silk Road Made the World (2019, NHNZ)
  • First Horse Warriors (2019, NOVA)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "David Anthony, Professor of Anthropology", www.hartwick.edu, retrieved 26 Aug 2017
  2. ^ a b ResearchGate: "David Anthony"
  3. ^ https://press.princeton.edu/titles/8488.html (retrieved 2 Feb 2019)
  4. ^ "Journal of Indo-European Studies". Archived from the original on January 1, 2020. Retrieved September 7, 2020.
  5. ^ "NOVA: First Horse Warriors". www.pbs.org. Retrieved 21 June 2019.