Ryan Franklin

Professional Profile

Received his Ph.D. from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, in 2011. After earning his BA in anthropology from Florida Atlantic University, Ryan relocated to South Africa where he worked in the field of Palaeoanthropology for a number of years. He has received several grants from Paleo-Anthropological Scientific Trust, and is a recipient of Postgraduate Merit Award and Postgraduate Merit Scholarship from the University of the Witwatersrand. Ryan has returned to South Florida and has worked for AHC since 2006. His research interests include taphonomy and physical anthropology with a primary focus on palaeopathology.

Education

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg,  South Africa.

  • Ph.D. in Palaeoanthropology    

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg,  South Africa.

  • M.Sc. in Palaeoanthropology 

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida.

  • B.A. in Anthropology 

Professional Experience

2007 - Present. Archaeological and Historical Conservancy, Inc., Davie,  Florida

  • Assistant Director
  • Osteologist

2007. Human Origins, C.C., Johannesburg,  South Africa.

  • Project manager for Gladysvale Cave excavation, 2007 field season   

2006. Archaeological and Historical Conservancy, Inc., Davie, Florida. 

  • Archaeological field director / technician   

2001. University of the Witwatersrand., Johannesburg,  South Africa.

  • Fossil excavations at Gladysvale, Bolt’s Farm, Motsetse, Cooper’s D.
  • Teaching assistant for Duke University field school.

Selected Reports and Publications

  • 2015. Carr, Robert S., Ryan Franklin A Cultural Resource Assessment of the Deerfield Beach Cemetery, 8BD4158, Broward County, Florida. AHC Technical Report #1078.   
  • 2014. Carr, Robert S., Ryan Franklin, and John G. Beriault A Phase II Cultural Resource Assessment of the Kendall Club Parcel, Miami-Dade County, Florida. AHC Technical Report #1046.   
  • 2012 Carr, Robert S., Ryan Franklin, Ray Skinner, Timothy Harrington, and John Beriault Archaeological Monitoring of Fort Lauderdale Beach Park Improvements, Broward County, Florida AHC Technical Report #957.   
  • 2010 Carr, Robert S., and Ryan Franklin  A Phase 1 Archaeological Survey of 1480   North Lake Way, Town of Palm Beach,  Florida AHC Technical Report #924.   
  • 2009 Carr, Robert S., Ryan Franklin, Joseph F. Mankowski, John G. Beriault, and Timothy A. Harrington Phase II Cultural Resource Survey of Tarpon Bend Park, City of Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida AHC Technical Report # 886.   
  • 2009 Carr, Robert S., Ryan Franklin, and Timothy A. Harrington Phase I Cultural Resource Survey of the Reese Parcel, Palm   Beach County, Florida AHC Technical Report # 880.    
  • 2008 Carr, Robert S., Joseph F. Mankowski, and Ryan Franklin Archaeological Assessment of 3031 and 3115 Brickell Avenue, Miami-Dade County, Florida  AHC Technical Report # 846.   
  • 2008 Carr, Robert S., and Ryan Franklin An Archaeological Assessment of Impacts to Parcels A and B, 8BD41, Parkland, Broward County, Florida AHC Technical Report # 860.    
  • 2008  Carr, Robert S., Joseph F. Mankowski, Ryan Franklin, and John G. Beriault Archaeological Assessment of the Oakwood Center Parcel, Dania Beach, Broward County, Florida AHC Technical Report # 831.   
  • 2008 Carr, Robert S., Joseph F. Mankowski, Ryan Franklin, John G. Beriault, and Timothy A. Harrington Cultural Resource Survey of the Briger Parcel, Palm Beach County, Florida AHC Technical Report # 865.   
  • 2008 Franklin, R. and Schaffer, W. The Bioarchaeology of Santa Maria West. Presentation to the Florida Anthropological Society, Annual Meeting.    
  • 2008 Franklin, R. and Beriault, J.G. A Phase I Cultural Resource Survey of the Tarpon Park Parcel, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida. AHC Technical Report # 868.    
  • 2008 Franklin, R., Mankowski, J.F. and Beriault, J.G. A Phase III Cultural Resource Assessment of 8DA1081 within the SW 157th   Avenue R.O.W. AHC Technical Report # 85.   
  • 2006 Franklin, R. and Mankowski, J.F. A Phase I Archaeological Survey and Assessment of the Bogg Site (8DA5131), Miami-Dade County, Florida. AHC Technical Report # 732.
  • 2006 Beriault, John G., and Ryan Franklin A Phase I Archaeological Assessment of the Savanna Lakes Parcel, Lee County, Florida AHC Technical Report # 752.
  • 2006 Carr, Robert S., Ryan Franklin, David Boschi, and Joseph F. Mankowski Phase I Archaelogical Assessment of the Four Fillies Parcel, Miami-Dade County, Florida AHC Technical Report # 757.   
  • 2006 Mueller, Bradley M., Ryan Franklin, William Schaffer, and Ashely Gelman Phase I Cultural Resource Assessment Survey of the Blind Creek East Parcel, St. Lucie County, Florida AHC Technical Report # 764.
  • 2006  Beriault, John G., David Boschi, Ryan Franklin, and Joseph F. Mankowski Phase II Archaeo-logical Investigations of the Lely #5 Site 8CR751, Collier County, Florida AHC Technical Report # 771.
  • 2005 Steininger, C.,  DeRuiter, D.J., Franklin, R. and Berger, L. New Hominids from Coopers Cave. Presentation to the African Genesis Conference,  South Africa.

Professional Affiliations

 Institute for Human Evolution.