Jay D. Franklin, PhD

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Jay Franklin rock shelter

Jay Franklin is a Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology at East Tennessee State University. His primary research areas are prehistoric archaeology of the Southeastern U. S., karst archaeology of the Southern Appalachians (caves and rock shelters), stone tool technologies, material culture, and the European Paleolithic. At ETSU, Dr. Franklin teaches courses in prehistoric archaeology and CRM (Cultural Resource Management). During summer and winter sessions, Dr. Franklin offers an archaeological field school on either the Upper Cumberland Plateau of Tennessee or in Upper East Tennessee. He also offers a summer exchange program with the Université Blaise Pascal in Clermont-Ferrand, France. French students come to ETSU to excavate in the winter and summer, and ETSU students have the opportunity to dig in France with Dr. Franklin's French colleague Frédéric Surmely and Terre Ancienne in the summer.

Stay tuned to updates on ETSU archaeological research and our ETSU Valleybrook Archaeological Education and Curation Center. . . .

Jay Franklin Rock Creek Mortar Shelter