Donald Pattee


Academic Interests: Prehistoric archaeology, lithics, mobility, raw material acquisition

Status: MA

Previous Degrees: BA (2011), Purdue University

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Biography: Don is a second year master's student interested in prehistoric mobility and toolstone procurement patterns throughout the Great Basin. His current research focuses on northern Warner Valley, Oregon, where he is examining diachronic shifts in land use and lithic technological organization. He recently worked in Warner Valley as a teaching assistant for the 2013 Field School in Great Basin Prehistory and Paleoecology, directed by Dr. Geoffrey Smith, and is currently a research assistant for the Great Basin Paleoindian Research Unit. His past archaeological experience includes working for the U.S. Forest Service on the Klamath National Forest and the Dayton Society of Natural History.