Academic Interests: Prehistoric Archaeology, Lithic Analysis, Mobility and Settlement Patterns, Raw Material Acquisition
Previous degree: BA (2009), Humboldt State University
Research Areas: Wyoming's Wind River Range and the Great Basin
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, (530) 351-4819
Biography: Luke is a transfer student working on his Master's degree. Current research centers on analyzing flaked and ground stone assemblages from western Wyoming's High Rise Village. The aim of this work is to identify prehistoric subsistence and settlement patterns and determine why inhabitants of High Rise Village used this specific high-altitude location for over 2,000 years. Luke worked as a crew chief at High Rise Village for the 2012 Utah State University field school and gained experience as a teaching assistant in Dr. Chris Morgan's Environmental Archaeology course. He has also led archaeological fieldwork for the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest and assisted with fieldwork conducted by the Midwest Archaeological Center and several outstanding CRM firms throughout the Intermountain West and Alaska.