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Natalie E. Davenport

Natalie E. DavenportAcademic Interest: Peopling of the New World, traditional plant use, trade, oral tradition, ethnoarchaeology, cultural resource management in the western U.S., Mexico, and South America

Status: Ph.D.

MA thesis title: An Ethnographic Case Study of Anthropologists and Hopis Concerning Intellectual Property Rights

Previous degrees: MA (1996), Northern Arizona University
BA (1992), Western State College of Colorado

Contact information:, (530) 583-2835

Biography: Natalie, a third-year Ph.D. student in cultural anthropology, received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish with a minor in Anthropology from Western State College of Colorado in 1992, and her Master of Arts degree in Anthropology from Northern Arizona University in 1996. Her MA thesis was an ethnographic case study of Hopis and anthropologists concerning intellectual property rights. She served as part-time Instructor of Anthropology and Spanish for four years at Coconino Community College in Flagstaff, AZ and has been lecturing part-time in Anthropology at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno since 2005. She has participated in museum curation projects resulting from the NAGPRA and worked on contract archaeology projects in the Four Corners area of the Southwest. More recently, and in the Reno-Tahoe area, Natalie was Museum Coordinator for the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society in Tahoe City. In addition, she coordinated efforts for initial funding and the development of a new ski museum in Olympic Valley that will commemorate the 1960 Winter Olympics and the heritage of winter recreation in the western Sierras that dates back to the Gold Rush era. Her academic interests include peopling of the New World, traditional plant use, trade, oral tradition, ethnoarchaeology and cultural resource management in the Western U.S., Mexico, and South America.

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