Devin Pettigrew

Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Curriculum Vitæ

Behavioral & Social Sciences
Ferguson Hall, Suite 114F   C-71

Devin researches the tools and tactics of ancient hunting cultures worldwide. He received an M.A. at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville in 2015 and a Ph.D. at the University of Colorado Boulder in 2021. Devin’s primary research involves experimental replication and testing of ancient combat and hunting weapons, including the atlatl and dart, bow and arrow, and straight-flying boomerang (“rabbit stick”). These experiments inform archaeologists about the performance of ancient hunting weapons, as well as the signatures they left behind in the archaeological record. Devin’s research interests also include the ecology of ancient and contemporary hunting, the factors that lead to hunter success, and how ancient hunting practices better inform us about conservation and wildlife management policies in the modern world.