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Assistant Professor of Anthropology
(615) 453-6401
Labry Hall, Room 217
The Millard and JJ Oakley School of Humanities, Education and the Arts
B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Ph.D., Texas A & M University, College Station

Rachael C. Bible earned her B.A. in anthropology from the University of Tennessee in 2006 when she graduated with honors. She earned her doctorate in anthropology from Texas A&M University in December of 2016, focusing on population dynamics of Neandertals and early modern humans during the Late Pleistocene using ecological niche modeling methods. After earning her PhD, she joined the Biodiversity Institute at the University of Kansas as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. She joined the Cumberland University faculty in 2018. Her teaching responsibilities include courses in anthropology and geography.

Dr. Bible has worked at archaeological digs around the world, including Spain, South Africa, Greece, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. Her research interests include Neandertal extinction, population dynamics of the Late Pleistocene, modeling hominin ecological niches, and the influence of climate on hominin distribution.