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Department of Anthropology

Nicole Waguespack
Associate Professor

BA 1996, Colorado State University
MA 1999, University of Wyoming
Ph.D. 2003, University of Arizona • Anthropology Bldg 214

Nicole Waguespack 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. Professor Waguespack teaches a variety of lower and upper division archaeology courses. 

Courses Taught:

ANTH1300            Introduction to Archaeology
ANTH 3400           Hunters & Gatherers
ANTH4110/5110    Zooarchaeology
ANTH 5015           Archaeological Theory & Method

Selected Publications:

Waguespack, N.M.
2015  The Pleistocene Colonization and Occupation of the Americas. In The Cambridge World History Volume 1: Foundations, edited by David Christian and Merry Weissner-Hanks, pp. 461-477, Cambridge University Press.

Waguespack, N.M.
2013  Pleistocene Extinctions: The State of Evidence and the Structure of Debate. In Paleoamerican Odyssey, edited by Kelly Graf, C.V. Ketron and M.W. Waters, pp. 311-319. Center for the Study of the First Americans/Texas A&M University Press.

Waguespack, N.M.
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.

Waguespack, N.M.
2012  Prologue.  In Nunamiut Ethnoarchaeology, Authored by Lewis Binford, Percheron Press Edition, pp. vii-xi.  Percheron Press.

Waguespack, N.M., T.A. Surovell, A. Denoyer, A. Dallow, A. Savage, J. Hyneman and D. Tapster
2009  Making a point: Wood- vs. Stone-tipped Projectiles. Antiquity 83:786-800.

Waguespack, N. M.
2007  Why We’re Still Arguing about the Pleistocene Occupation of the Americas.  Evolutionary Anthropology 16:63-74.

Waguespack, N.M.
2005  The Organization of Male and Female Labor in Foraging Societies: Implications for Early Paleoindian Archaeology. American Anthropologist 107(4):666-676.

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.           

Waguespack, N.M.
2002  Caribou Sharing and Storage: Refitting the Palangana Site. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 21:396-417.    


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