Affiliate - Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences; Professor of Anthropology and Biology
Humanities and Sciences
Professor Klein researches the archeological and fossil evidence for the evolution of human behavior. He has done fieldwork in Spain and especially in South Africa, where he has excavated ancient sites and analyzed the excavated materials since 1969. He has focused on the behavioral changes that allowed anatomically modern Africans to spread to Eurasia about 50,000 years ago, where they swamped or replaced the Neanderthals and other non-modern Eurasians.