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Geneva Kraus

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Academic Interests: Prehistoric archaeology of California and the Great Basin, lithics, cultural resource management and natural resource policy, geoarchaeology and paleoenvironmental studies, ethnobotany and traditional ecological knowledge

Status: MA

Previous Degree: B.A. (2011), Skidmore College

Research Areas: Great Basin, northern California and the Klamath River Basin, southern Sierra Nevada

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Biography:  Geneva is a third year Master's student interested in patterns of prehistoric land-use by hunter-gatherer groups; specific interests include the archaeology of the Klamath and Kern River regions as well as the Sierra Nevada and California in general, natural resource policy, and traditional ecological knowledge and ethnobotany. Her thesis research focuses on lithic analysis of four prehistoric sites on the Western Divide (Sequoia National Forest) in the context of changing patterns of land-use. Geneva has five years of work experience with the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and small CRM firms. Other pursuits include running, hiking and backpacking, rowing, music and travel.

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