Jon Harding

PhD Student, Mark Collard

Areas of interest

Clothing, decoration, social signalling, ethnography, ethnology, evolution of material culture, ballistics, war memorabilia


  • BA (Hons.), Simon Fraser University
  • MA, Simon Fraser University


In addition to my research on the factors influencing clothing design and complexity, I have worked on projects involving the testing of ballistic energy and the collection of war memorabilia in both private and public domains.

Other Activities

Powerlifting, nutrition, diet, (astro)photography, close-ups of insects, long walks on the beach


Harding, J., Collard, M., & Sandgathe, D. (in press). Drivers of clothing variability among recent hunter-gatherers: A cross-cultural test of competing hypotheses. Forthcoming.

Excavating at Pech IV, France, 2019
Water screening near the River Blau, Germany, 2015