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Dr. Schindler’s Family Makes Front Page in 3 Papers!

Record Observer on 12/28/18

Record Observer on 12/28/18

The Sunday Star on 12/30/18

The Sunday Star on 12/30/18

Kent County News on 1/3/18

Kent County News on 1/3/18

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September 27, 2017


The Word Continues to spread!

The message is now in Engish, Spanish, Italian, Russian & Arabic!

Russiand edition of "GEO" magazine

Russiand edition of "GEO" magazine

Al Jazeera Video documentary on Bill Schindler's unique approach to foodways.


Commentary is in Arabic but English-speaking viewers will still gain a deep visual understanding of Dr. Schindler's approach. 

Spreading the Word in Italian! Bill Schindler Clava e martlello

Reprint of the article as it appeared in the June 2017 edition of the Internazionale

Reprint of the article as it appeared in the June 2017 edition of the Internazionale

Dr. Schindler Featured in story in El Norte International

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BBC Article

BBC interviews Dr. Schindler

“I urge people to be hunter-gatherers – even if it’s just once a year... It will help you think about your world entirely differently.” June 11, 2017

Headlining News in the london times: Meet the Schindlers: they're the modern stone-age family!

Schindler featured in the April 2017 Atlantic monthly

Check out the April 2017 Atlantic Monthly magazine and read about Professor Caveman in action! Learn "Why Bill Schindler is teaching college students to live like early humans," in an informative article written by Richard Schiffman.

Schiffman, Richard. Professor Caveman in the Atlantic Monthly (April 2017). 


Schindler Podcasts:

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LISTEN: Tips on living a primal lifestyle from 'Professor Caveman'

Bill Schindler is a real life hunter-gatherer and expert in living a primitive lifestyle.

The man, dubbed "Professor Caveman", shared with Sarah, Sam & Toni how he and his family have opted to use practices from the past - catching and killing their own meat, baking bread by hand in a wood-fire oven and making tools from stones - rather than relying on the technology that has made humans lazy.

Listen to what he had to say about his unique way of living above.

Professor Caveman

April 19, 2017: We would all benefit from a deeper connection to our inner hunter gatherer, an anthropology and archaeology teacher says. Bill Schindler is not your regular college professor. He teaches anthropology and archaeology at Washington College and is known as ‘professor caveman’ for his strong focus on applied learning.

This Professor Teaches Students How To Live The Prehistoric Life

March 29, 2017: Washington College anthropology professor Bill Schindler (@drbillschindler) wants his students to experience what life was like in prehistoric times. So he tasks the students with making their own tools, butchering their own meat and gathering nuts for sustenance.

Food Foraging, and Evolution of The Human Diet with Rob Wolf : Episode 357

March 4, 2017: Dr. Bill Schindler is an associate professor at the department of anthropology at Washington College, and is also the Co-star of the National Geographic show The Great Human Race. Listen in as we talk about foraging for food locally and in the wild, the evolution of the human diet, and much more!

Schindler on Television:

Bill cooks crickets on WBALTV with Jennifer Franciotti

Schindler in the News


Preparing cricket tacos

Preparing cricket tacos

The New Face of Farm to Table: Check out how Dr. Schindler worked with Entomo Farms to host the event, “The New Face of Farm to Table: Insects on the Menu,”  

Jarrod Goldin, co-founder of Entomo Farms was honoured to attend the event “The New Face of Farm to Table: Insects on the Menu,” sponsored by the Center for Environment and Society (CES) from February 15-17. The goal of this event was to increase awareness about the viability of insects as a sustainable food source and an alternative form of protein.
Two documentaries were shown: “Bugs: A Gastronomic Adventure with Nordic Food Lab,” which highlighted the prevalence of insects as food sources worldwide; and “Bugs on the Menu,” which focused on the North American perspective.

More coverage of the event can be read at Eating Bugs at Washington College



Who's Up for some Pre-Historic Fun? On November 19, A One-Day Adventure in Experimental Archaeology. online at Making History (November 9, 2016). PDF

Live it: A Professor teaches the cell-phone generation about prehistory - blood, guts and all in the Washington Post (October 3, 2016) PDF

This is Schindler’s own unique style of nose-to-tail teaching. A prehistoric and experimental archaeologist who specializes in primitive technologies and food, he immerses himself and his students in ancient practices for an intense, visceral lesson in human history.

His underlying message is simple: Live it.

Great Human Race Coverage:

The Great Human Race Homepage on National Geographic Channel

The Great Human Race Homepage on National Geographic Channel

5 Lessons from the Great Human Race online at Instec Insights (May 17, 2016) PDF

Maryland Professor roughs it for National Geographic and primitive experience in the Baltimore Sun (April 9, 2016) PDF

Lecturing in a Loincloth in 2016 Chronicle of Higher Education (March 13, 2016) PDF

The Great Migratory Patterns of Bill Schindler: Temple University (March 23, 2016) PDF

Born Primal Episode 51: Dr. Bill Schindler, The Great Human Race (March 1, 2016)

Church Hill man co-stars in 'The Great Human Race' in the Record Observer (February 5, 2016) PDF

Early Premiere of The Great Human Race at WC in The Elm (February 4, 2016) PDF

TCNJ alumnus taps inner caveman on new Nat’l Geographic Channel show (February 1, 2016). PDF

WAC Announcing The Great Human Race (January 29, 2016). 

2016 Virtual Round Table

National Geographic Channel's The Great Human Race Homepage 2016

Fox Flash The Great Human Race Homepage 2016

It's a Story 3 Million Years in the Making (January 6, 2015). Fox Flash

WC professor will test expertise in National Geographic TV series in the Kent County News (April 20, 2015) PDF

Select Academic Coverage:

Urban foraging with the BBC

Urban foraging with the BBC

College received grant for food lab, in My Eastern Shore Maryland on February 20, 2017. 

Bill Schindler's Faculty Homepage

2016 From Turkey toes to bear gallbladders, VA Legislature tackles hunting laws (January 24). Washington Post. PDF

2014 Unwanted Horses: Horse meat is a menu for controversy. (April 30). Reading Eagle. 

2013 The Old, Old Ways: Montauk fest showcases archaeology, Indian culture. (October 3). Newsday.

2013 Cómo alimentarse de lo que crece en los parques. (October 7). BBC Mundo video coverage of an urban foraging tour conducted in Washington D.C.

2013 Food Found in our Nation’s Backyard. (July 12, 2013). Article covering urban foraging tour on Capitol Hill and BBC filming published in the Hill Rag.

2013 The World is my Salad Bowl. (July 2013). BBC Persia online.

2013 Living Like our Ancestors in the 21st Century. (July 2013). BBC Persia Television. 

2013 Hunting in the Primitive Way. (July 2013). BBC Persia radio.

2013 Urban Foraging Class Seeks Tasty Weeds in Capitol Hill Alleys and Median Strips. (June 1, 2013). Article covering urban foraging tour on Capitol Hill published in The Washington Post. The article also appeared in the Japan Times on June 5, 2013. 

2013 Foraging in the Backyard. (June 3, 2013). Blog, the Kitchen Sink published in American Food Roots

2013 Why You Shouldn't Wrinkle Your Nose at Fermentation. (October 7, 2013). Radio story discussing fermented foods

2013 Speaker: To Eat Better, Look Back to Prehistoric Times. (March 13, 2013). Article covering a lecture delivered at Gettysburg College published in the Frederick News Post.

2012 The Best Meal I Ever Caught: Professor Bill Schindler Talks Hunting, Foraging, and Connecting with your Food. (April). Article featuring my research, teaching, cooking, and outlook on the relationship between food and people published in Chesapeake Taste.

2011 Appearance in the documentary, Primitives Among Us: A Video Journey with those Seeking to Connect with the Past. Produced by Jon M. Smith, SUTV, Southern Utah University.

2011 The ‘Ick’ Factor: Bugs Can Be Hard to Swallow. (October 30). Mention of our annual Anthropology Club Bake Sale on NPR’s Weekend Edition.

2010 The Cutting Edge of Prehistoric Technology. (December 6). Article featuring deer butchering activity during my Experimental Archaeology Class published in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

2010 Try Foraging for your Thanksgiving Meal. (November 21). Interview on NPR’s Weekend Edition.

2010 Dødbringende Flint (translation: Lethal Flint). (August 20). Article featuring my research conducted at Lejre: Land of Legends, Denmark in the Danish weekly, Weekendavisen.

2010 Education by the plateful: College course uses food to teach basic skills. (May 19). Article featuring my GRW class: Food, People, and the Planet published in The Washington Post.

2007 What’s found here will stay here. (August 14). Response letter to the editor published in The Trenton Times.

2007 What’s found here should stay here. (August 1). Letter to the editor published in The Trenton Times.

2007 Unearthing meaningful finds. (July 30). Interviewed for article published in The Times.

2007 We’re experiencing history. (July 7). Interviewed for article published in the Courier Post.

2007 Unearthing a deep history. (July 6). Interviewed for article published in the Asbury Park Press.

2007 Digging in the dirt to see how royalty lived. (June 24). Interviewed for article published in The Trenton Times.

2007 Lifestyle of rich and famous unearthed. (June 24). Interviewed for article published in The Burlington County Times.

2007 Canoe was a hull of a find. (June 17). Interviewed for article published in the NJ Star Ledger.

2007 Yes, a Bonaparte feasted here. (June 10). Interviewed for article published in the NJ Star Ledger.

2007 Island man finds historical gold. (May 28). Interviewed for article published in the Asbury Park Press.