Megan McGuinness

Graduate Student
Megan McGuinness


Current status: M.A. in progress

Megan McGuinness is a first-year M.A. student and a research assistant for the Great Basin Paleoindian Research Unit. She began her interest in Great Basin archeology after her field school experience at Rimrock Draw Rockshelter in south-central Oregon. Her primary interests are lithic technology, geoarchaeology and Paleoindian trade routes. Before coming to Nevada, Megan received her B.S. in anthropology at Eastern Oregon University where she analyzed lithic tool technology found in the Northern Great Basin. She has volunteered with federal agencies and worked for cultural resource management companies in Oregon.

Academic interests

  • Paleoindian archaeology
  • Lithic technology
  • Geoarchaeology
  • Tool stone sourcing


  • B.S., anthropology/sociology, Eastern Oregon University, 2020