Join us in welcoming Dr. Metin Eren!
Dr. Metin Eren is starting his first semester here at Kent State, but he is no stranger to northeast Ohio. Dr. Eren grew up in Cleveland, is a Cleveland St. Ignatius alumnus, and began his archaeological career with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History when he was a high school student. Dr. Eren’s research focus is the Paleolithic (Stone Age) period. Specifically he focuses on the ways our species colonized new and unfamiliar landscapes as they moved out of Africa and spread around the world. He has directed fieldwork in North America, Asia, Europe, and Africa, and often uses experimental archaeology to figure out all the clever ways our ancestors employed technology to survive.