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Professor of Anthropology
Study Abroad Director
660.831.4044
Science Center Office 21

Dr. Warnock is a 2004 graduate of the University of Missouri with a Ph.D. in Anthropology and an Ancient Studies Minor.  His M.A. in Anthropology is from Texas A&M University, where he worked closely with the Institute of Nautical Archaeology.  His B.A. is from Hope College, in Biology.  After getting his undergraduate degree, he served 2 years in the Peace Corps teaching high school science in Sierra Leone, West Africa .  Dr. Warnock has worked on a number of excavations and done research in the Middle East, mainly in Jordan, Israel and Palestine. Dr. Warnock specializes in Paleoethnobotany, the analysis of botanical remains from archaeological sites.  He has worked on material from the Pre-Pottery Neolithic through Byzantine periods of the Middle East, post-European contact North America, and wood from an Antarctic shipwreck.  Projects worked on include identification of the wood used to make the “oldest book,” a wooden diptych from the Bronze Age Ulu Burun/Kas shipwreck off the coast of Turkey, and latrine soils from beneath two stone toilet seats from the City of David excavations in Jerusalem.  His dissertation research looked at technological changes in ancient olive oil processing methods in the Middle East.  Anything you want to know about olive oil, he’s the one to ask.

Dr. Warnock in Africa

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