photo: brophyJuliet K. Brophy

Associate Professor


Ph.D. Texas A&M University 2011
M.A. University of Tennessee 2004
B.S. University of Michigan 2002


Craniodental morphometric analysis, Hominin Evolution, Zooarchaeology and taphonomy

Selected Publications

Brophy, J.K., de Ruiter, D.J., Athreya, S., DeWitt, T.J. 2014. Quantitative morphological analysis of bovid teeth and its implications for paleoenvironmental reconstructions in South Africa. Journal of Archaeological Science 41:376-388.

de Ruiter, D.J., DeWitt, T.J., Carlson, K.B, Brophy, J.K., Schroeder, L., Ackermann, R.R., Churchill, S.E., Berger, L.R. 2013. Mandibular remains support taxonomic validity of Australopithecussediba. Science 340.6129.

Brophy, J.K., Crisman, K. 2013. A taphonomic analysis of three pork barrels from the steamboat Heroine. Historical Archaeology 47(4): 71-85.

de Ruiter, D.J., Churchill, S.E., Brophy, J.K., Berger, L.R. 2011. Regional Survey of Middle Stone Age Fossil Vertebrate Deposits in the Virginia-Theunissen area of the Free State, South Africa. Navorsinge van die Nasionale Museum Bloemfontein 27: 1-20.

de Ruiter, D.J., Brophy, J.K., Lewis, P.J., Kennedy, A.M., Stidham, T.A., Carlson, K.B., Hancox, P.J. 2010. Preliminary investigation of Matjhabeng, a Pliocene fossil locality in the Free State of South Africa. Palaeontologia Africana 45:11-22.

Courses Taught

Intro to Physical Anthropology


E105 Howe-Russell-Kniffen Geoscience Complex
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-7615
Fax: 225-578-4420



Juliet K. Brophy's CV