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I joined the faculty of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Wyoming during the Fall semester of 2003. I specialize in the archaeology and zooarchaeology of hunting and gathering populations. The geographic focus of my work has been the western Great Plains and Rocky Mountains, and although most of my work has focused on the Paleoindian period, generally speaking, I am interested in all things hunter-gatherer.

With colleague Todd Surovell,  I am currently excavating the Barger Gulch site, a 10,500 year old Folsom campsite in Middle Park, Colorado. Additional recent research includes studies of hunter-gatherer food sharing, Paleoindian subsistence and labor organization, and human demographics and disease in New World colonization.



EDUCATION
1996 Colorado State University, B.A. (Anthropology)
1999 University of Wyoming, M.A. (Anthropology)
2003 University of Arizona, Ph.D. (Anthropology)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
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 (pdf).

Surovell, T. A. and N. M. Waguespack
2009 Human prey choice in the late Pleistocene and its relation to megafaunal extinctions. In American Megafaunal Extinctions at the End of the Pleistocene, edited by G. Haynes, pp. 77-105. Springer. [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]

Mayer, J. H., N. M. Waguespack, T. A. Surovell and J. M. Daniels
2007 Paleoindian geoarchaeology of the Barger Gulch area, Middle Park, Colorado. In Roaming the Rocky Mountains and Environs: Geological Field Trips, edited by R. G. Raynolds, pp. p.79-99. Geological Society of America Field Guide 10, Geological Society of America. [pdf]

Brantingham, P. J., T. A. Surovell and N. M. Waguespack
2007 Modeling post-depositional mixing of archaeological deposits. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 26:517-540. [pdf]

Haynes, G., D. G. Anderson, C. R. Ferring, S. J. Fiedel, D. K. Grayson, C. V. Haynes, Jr., V. T. Holliday, B. B. Huckell, M. Kornfeld, D. J. Meltzer, J. Morrow, T. Surovell, N. M. Waguespack, P. Wigand and R. M. Yohe, II
2007 Comment on "Redefining the age of Clovis: Implications for the Peopling of the Americas". Science 317:320b. [pdf]

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. [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 102:6231-6236.
[pdf] (link to PNAS)

Waguespack, N. M. and T. A. Surovell
2003 Clovis hunting strategies, or how to make out on plentiful resources. American Antiquity 68:333-352. [pdf]

Waguespack, N. M.
2002 Caribou sharing and storage: Refitting the Palangana site. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 21:396-417. [pdf]

Waguespack, N. M.
2002 Colonization of the Americas: Disease ecology and the Paleoindian lifestyle. Human Ecology 30:227-243. [pdf]

Surovell, T. A., N. M. Waguespack, M. Kornfeld and G. C. Frison
2001 Barger Gulch Locality B: A Folsom site in Middle Park, Colorado. Current Research in the Pleistocene 18:58-60. [pdf]

TECHNICAL REPORTS
Waguespack, N. M., T. A. Surovell and J. P. Laughlin
2006 The 2004 and 2005 Field Seasons at Barger Gulch, Locality B (5GA195). Technical Report No. 41, George C. Frison Institute of Anthropology and Archaeology, Department of Anthropology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY.

Surovell, T. A., N. M. Waguespack, M. Kornfeld and G. C. Frison
2003 The First Five Field Seasons at Barger Gulch, Locality B, Middle Park, Colorado.  Technical Report No. 26, George C. Frison Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Wyoming, Laramie.

Waguespack, N. M., T. A. Surovell, M. Kornfeld and G. C. Frison
2002 The 2001 Field Season at Barger Gulch, Locality B, Middle Park, Colorado. Technical Report No. 20, George C. Frison Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Wyoming, Laramie.

Surovell, T. A., N. M. Waguespack, M. Kornfeld and G. C. Frison
2001 The 2000 Field Season at Barger Gulch, Locality B, Middle Park, Colorado. Technical Report No. 19c, George C. Frison Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Wyoming, Laramie.

COURSES TAUGHT
ANTH 1300 Introduction to Archaeology
ANTH 3400 Hunters & Gatherers
ANTH 4010 History of Anthropological Thought
ANTH 4110/5110 Zooarchaeology I
ANTH 4111/5111 Zooarchaeology II
ANTH 4150/5150  Seminar: Colonization of the Americas
ANTH 4020/5005 Seminar: Ethnoarchaeology
ANTH 5015 Archaeological Theory and Method
 

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