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David W. Anthony is an American emeritus Professor of Anthropology, specializing in Indo-European history and languages.


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. According to Princeton University Press, "he has conducted extensive archaeological fieldwork in Ukraine, Russia, and Kazakhstan."[3]

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.[4]


His published works include:


  1. ^ a b "David Anthony, Professor of Anthropology",, retrieved 26 Aug 2017
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  3. ^ (retrieved 2 Feb 2019)
  4. ^ "NOVA: First Horse Warriors". Retrieved 21 June 2019.