Erica Bradley

Graduate Student
Erica Bradley


Current status: M.A. in progress

M.A. thesis title: The Relationship Between Paleoindian Technological Organization and Pluvial Lake Levels in the Hawksy Walksy Valley, Nevada/Oregon

Erica Bradley is a second-year M.A. student and a graduate research assistant for the Great Basin Paleoindian Research Unit. Her thesis research focuses on discerning diachronic change within the Paleoindian period by examining the relationship between relict pluvial landforms and lithic technological organization. Prior to coming to the University of Nevada, Reno, she received her B.A. in Anthropology from Colorado State University, where she focused on toolstone conveyance and predictive modeling using GIS. She has been employed as a field technician for federal agencies and as a laboratory technician for a museum and an archaeological repository.

Academic interests

  • Lithic technology
  • Toolstone conveyance
  • GIS
  • Remote sensing
  • Quantitative methods
  • Peopling of the Americas


  • B.A., anthropology, Colorado State University, 2018