Thomas N. Headland


7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd.
Dallas, TX 75236 U.S.A.
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Current positions

Other experience

1962–1986, 1991–1992, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008: A total of 15 years of fieldwork during this 46–year period among the Agta Negrito hunter-gatherers of the Philippines.


Research interests

Selected publications

Publications in SIL International Bibliography

Agta Demographic Database: Chronicle of a hunter-gatherer community in transition. SIL Language and Culture Documentation and Description 2007-2, 2007. Dallas: SIL International. Online. (Coauthor with Janet Headland)

Population Dynamics of a Philippine Rain Forest People: The San Ildefonso Agta. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1998 (Coauthor with John Early).

The Tasaday Controversy: Assessing the Evidence. Special Publication No. 28, Scholarly Series. Washington, DC: The American Anthropological Association, 1992. (Editor).

Revisionism in Ecological Anthropology. Current Anthropology 38:605-630, 1997.

Limitation of Human Rights, Land Exclusion, and Tribal Extinction: The Agta Negritos of the Philippines. Human Organization 56:79-90, 1997. (Co-author: Janet Headland).