Teresa A. Wriston

Teresa A. Wriston

Academic interests: Geoarchaeology, archaeology of the western U.S. and southern Africa

Status: Ph.D.

MA thesis title: The Weed Lake Ditch Site: An Early Holocene Occupation on the Shore of Pluvial Lake Malheur, Harney Basin, Oregon

Previous degrees: MA (2003), University of Nevada, Reno; BA (1996), Colorado State University

Contact information: tawriston@msn.com (775) 682-6309

Biography: Teresa is a fifth-year doctoral student with over a decade of experience in cultural resource management throughout the desert west. Her specialty is geoarchaeology and her current research involves reconstructing environmental conditions in western Zimbabwe during the Late Stone Age to Early Iron Age transition. This research, under the advisement of Dr. Gary Haynes, is funded by the National Science Foundation and Wenner-Gren. Teresa is the Special Events and Brownbag Lecture Series Coordinator for UNR's Anthropology Club, the Student Officer for the Archaeological Institute of America's Reno branch, and is involved in numerous other professional and amateur organizations. Teresa currently teaches ANTH 102 (Introduction to Physical Anthropology) at UNR.