Dr Roy Larick has worked in the Périgord region of southwest France for more than 10 years as Associate of the Direction des Antiquités Préhistoriques d’Aquitaine. He is currently Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Iowa.
In France, Dr. Larick’s research has focused on the role of artists and other specialized craftspeople during the European Upper Paleolithic period. He is interested in climate science, and how climatic changes caused the wax and wane of communities from Ice Age hunters and High Medieval farmers.
He has carried out research among contemporary herding and hunting societies of East Africa related to arts and crafts. He is currently exploring early sites in East Asia for evidence of the first human inhabitants outside Africa.