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BA 1974, University of New Mexico
MA 1982, University of Wyoming
Ph.D. 1994, University of Massachusetts
email@example.com • (307) 766-3548 • Anthropology Bldg 240
Editor: Plains Anthropologist
Associate Editor: Reviews in Anthropology
Board of Directors (secretary): Rocky Mountain Anthropological Society
Born in Zagreb, Croatia, I spent my early years vacationing among Roman ruins of the Adriatic, stumbling among medieval castles or their ruins around Zagreb, and nearly fell into Veternica Cave soon after its discovery! Perhaps this predisposed me to the past.
Now I pursue my research interests through a number of archeology projects investigating Paleoindian occupations and human adaptations to Plains, Foothills, and Mountainous areas of the western United States. Specific sites and projects include: Plains and Mountains Paleoindian Study-focusing on Hell Gap and Agate Basin sites, as well as the high mountain "parks" of Colorado; and Closed Site Archeology-focusing on human use of rock shelters-when, why, and how do humans use closed sites. Recently I have been planning joint projects and expeditions with colleagues from Russia and Argentina.
On the personal side, I enjoy road trips, mountain biking and hiking in the summer, and cross country and downhill skiing in the winter. I also enjoy automechanics--especially working on air cooled VWs, Types I and II. Other hobbies include chainsaw wood sculpting.
5180 Advanced Archeological Field School
5015 Theory and Method in Archeology
5000 Special Problems
4975 Undergraduate Practicum
4150/5150 Seminar: Paleoindian Prehistory
4150/5150 Seminar: Archaic Prehistory
4120/5120 North American Prehistory
4125/5125 Northwestern Plains Prehistory
4111/5111 Zooarchaeology II
4110/5110 Zooarchaeology I
4020 Seminar4000 Conference
3400 Hunter and Gatherers
3310 Introduction to Anthropological Research Methods
3000 Patterns of Subsistence
1300 Introduction to Archaeology
1200 Introduction of Cultural Anthropology
Recent/ Selected Publications - Books:
Marcel Kornfeld, 2013. The First Rocky Mountaineers: Coloradans Before Colorado. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City. [ForeWord Reviews, Book of the Year Awards, Science, Finalist]
Marcel Kornfeld, George C. Frison, and Mary Lo Larson, 2010, Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherers of the High Plains and Rockies. Left Coast Press, Walnut Creek.
Mary Lou Larson, Marcel Kornfeld, and George C. Frison (editors). 2009, Hell Gap: A Stratified Paleoindian Campsite at the Edge of the Rockies. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City.
Kornfeld, Sergey Vasil'ev, and Laura Miotti (editors), 2007, Prés du bord d'un Abri: Les Histoires, Théories
et Méthodes de Recherches sur les Abris sous Roche/On Shelter's Ledge:
Histories, Theories and Methods of Rockshelter Research. British
Archaeological Reports, International Series 1655. Oxford, England.
Marcel Kornfeld and Alan J. Osborn (editors), 2003, Islands on the Plains: Ecological, Social, and Ritual Use of Landscapes. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Kornfeld, 2003, Pull of the Hills,
Landscape Archaeology and Great Plains Foraging Economy. British
Archaeological Reports, International Series 1106, Oxford, England.
Marcel Kornfeld, George C. Frison, and Mary Lou Larson (editors), 1995, Keyhole Reservoir Archeology, Glimpses of the Past from Northeast Wyoming. Occasional Papers on Wyoming Archeology No. 5. Laramie, Wyoming.
Kornfeld (editor), 1991. Approaches to
Gender Processes on the Great Plains. Plains Anthropologist Memoir 26.
Marcel Kornfeld and Lawrence C. Todd (editors), 1985. McKean - Middle Plains Archaic: Current Research. Occasional Papers on Wyoming Archeology No. 4. Laramie, Wyoming.
Marcel Kornfeld and Julie E. Francis (editors), 1984. South Pass City: Changing Perspectives of a 19th Century Frontier Town. Occasional Papers on Wyoming Archeology No. 3. Laramie, Wyoming.
cultural evolution, cultural ecology, foraging societies, chipped stone technology, regional distributions archeology, gender, peopling of continents, Paleoindian prehistory, closed sites, computerized field techniques