Current status: Ph.D. in progress
Ph.D. Dissertation Title: Assessing the Relationship Between Pluvial Lake Levels and Paleoindian Land-Use in Hawksy Walksy Valley, Oregon
Erica Bradley is a third-year Ph.D. student and a graduate research assistant for the Great Basin Paleoindian Research Unit. Her dissertation research focuses on developing a lake-level history and a relative site chronology for a small pluvial lake basin on the Nevada-Oregon border using relict lake feature dating, hydrologic modeling, projectile point seriation and obsidian hydration. She is also examining toolstone conveyance patterns to determine how people adapted their land use strategies through time. Before 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. Erica has also worked as field technician for the BLM and USFS in Colorado, and as a laboratory technician for the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and the Colorado State University Archaeological Repository.
- Paleoindian archaeology
- Spatial analysis
- Predictive modeling
- Remote sensing
- Lithic technology
- Toolstone conveyance
- Bradley, Erica J., Geoffrey M. Smith, and Christopher S. Jazwa. 2022. Site Structure. In In the Shadow of the Steamboat: A Natural and Cultural History of North Warner Valley, Oregon, edited by Geoffrey M. Smith. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, in press.
- Hockett, Bryan S., Evan J. Pellegrini, Geoffrey M. Smith, and Erica J. Bradley. 2022. The LSP-1 Fauna. In In the Shadow of the Steamboat: A Natural and Cultural History of North Warner Valley, Oregon, edited by Geoffrey M. Smith. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, in press.
- Bradley, Erica J., Geoffrey M. Smith, and Teresa A. Wriston. 2020. Possible Paleoindian Geophyte Use in Hawksy Walksy Valley, Oregon. Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology 40(2):129-143.
- B.A., anthropology, Colorado State University, 2018