BA 1996, Colorado State University
MA 1999, University of Wyoming
Ph.D. 2003, University of Arizona
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Nicole Waguespack received her B.A. in Anthropology from Colorado State University, her M.A. from the University of Wyoming, and her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. She specializes in the archaeology of hunting and gathering populations and the first peoples of the New World. Her work is generally focused on the Paleoindian period of the Western Great Plains and Rocky Mountains, examining the economic and social aspects of forager lifeways. She has worked on numerous Paleoindian sites across the Rocky Mountain west, and excavated Barger Gulch, Locality B, a Folsom campsite in Middle Park, Colorado, from 1997 through 2007. Much of her work involves the application of models from human behavioral ecology to archaeological problems. In this vein, she has examined questions of hunter-gatherer subsistence, food sharing, technology, division of labor, and faunal extinctions. Professor Waguespack teaches a variety of lower and upper division archaeology courses.
ANTH1300 Introduction to Archaeology
ANTH 3400 Hunters & Gatherers
ANTH4010 History of Anthropological Thought
ANTH4020/5005 Seminar: Ethnoarchaeology
ANTH4150/5150 Seminar: New World Colonization
ANTH 5015 Archaeological Theory & Method
Recent/ Selected Publications:
2012 Early Paleoindians, from Colonization to Folsom. In The Oxford Handbook of North American Archaeology, edited by T. Pauketat, pp. 86-96. Oxford University Press.
2012 Prologue. In Nunamiut Ethnoarchaeology, Authored by Lewis Binford, Percheron Press Edition, pp. vii-xi. Percheron Press, New York.
N. M., T. A. Surovell, A. Denoyer, A. Dallow, A. Savage, J. Hyneman and D.
2009 Making a point: Wood- vs. stone-tipped projectiles. Antiquity 83:786-800 (pdf).
Surovell, T.A. and N. M. Waguespack
2008 How Many Elephant Kills are 14? Clovis Mammoth and Mastodon Kills in Context. Quaternary International 191: 82-97 (pdf).
Waguespack, N. M.
2007 Why We're Still Arguing about the Pleistocene Occupation of the Americas. Evolutionary Anthropology 16:63-74 (pdf).
Brantingham, P.J., T.A. Surovell, and N.M.
2007 Modeling Post-depositional Mixing of Archaeological Deposits. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 517-540.
2005 The Organization of Male and Female Labor in Foraging Societies: Implications for Early Paleoindian Archaeology. American Anthropologist 107(4):666-676 (pdf).
Surovell, T.A., N.M. Waguespack, and P.J. Brantingham
2005 Global Archaeological Evidence for Proboscidean Overkill. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 102(17):6231-6235 (pdf).
Waguespack, N. M. and T. A. Surovell
2003 Clovis Hunting Strategies, or How to Make Out on Plentiful Resources. American Antiquity 68(2):333-352 (pdf).
Waguespack, N. M.
2002 Caribou Sharing and Storage: Refitting the Palangana Site. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 21:396-417 (pdf).
Hunter-Gatherer Ecology, Paleoindian Archaeology, Zooarchaeology, Behavioral Ecology, Subsistence Strategies, Pleistocene Extinctions