Kristina Crawford


Academic Interests: Prehistoric archaeology with a focus on late Holocene hunter-gatherers in the California and the Great Basin, contemporary and historical archaeology, ethnobotanical and traditional foodways knowledge, cultural resource management,

Status: Ph.D. Student
Previous Degrees: MA (2011) Anthropology, California State University, Chico
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Biography: Kristina Crawford is a fourth-year Ph.D. student with a focus on archaeology.  Kristina received MA in Anthropology from California State University, Chico in May 2011.  She has pursued a career in a cultural resource management setting in both private consulting and federal and state agencies for over eighteen years.  She has been a crew chief, a field director, a project manager, and a principal investigator on numerous projects that have included survey, excavation, archival research, evaluation, stakeholder coordination, public outreach, and compliance in prehistoric and historic archaeological contexts in northern and southern California, southern Oregon, and the western Great Basin. 


•           2016.  Crawford, Kristina.  Evolution of Automobile Roads in Nevada.  In-Situ: Newsletter of the Nevada Archaeological Association 20(2):2-6.

•           2012. Crawford, Kristina. The Chains of Family: Basque Migration and the Archaeological Record. California Archaeology 4(1):55-68.

•           2011. Crawford, Kristina. Daily Bread: Prehistoric Cooking Features in the Northern Sacramento Valley, California. Unpublished Thesis, Department of Anthropology, California State University, Chico.

•           2005. Crawford, Kristina. In the Sheep: Aspen Carvings as Indicators of Land Capacity and Use.  Society for California Archaeology Newsletter. 39(1): 26-29.

•           2017. Crawford, Kristina.  Prehistoric Cooking with Rock and Rock Substitutes in the Sacramento Valley, California, Paper presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting, Vancouver, B.C.

•           2014. Crawford, Kristina. Party in the Woods Tonight: The Archaeological Signature of Informal Target Shooting Sites. Paper presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of Society for California Archaeology, Visalia, CA.

•           2013. Crawford, Kristina. "A Complex of Alien Introduction," Pottery in Central California. Paper presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Society for California Archaeology, Berkeley, CA.

•           2010. Crawford, Kristina. Shipwrecks in the Sacramento: The Archaeology and History of the Clarksburg Ferry. Paper presented at the California State University, Chico.  Anthropology Forum February 11, 2010.

•           2011. Bell, Arran and Kristina Crawford. A Tale of Two Intertwined Identities: Ishi and Northern Californians. Paper presented at the 76th Annual Meeting of Society for American Archaeology, Sacramento, CA.

•           2010. Crawford, Kristina. Where's the Scalp? Scalping in California: Ethnographic and Bioarchaeological Discrepancies. Paper presented at the 44th Annual Meeting of the Society for California Archaeology Annual Meeting 2010, Riverside, CA.

•           2006. Crawford, Kristina. High Elevation Harvesting and Processing Sites on the Sierraville Ranger District of the Tahoe National Forest. Society for California Archaeology, Northern Data Sharing Meeting 2006, Sonoma, CA

•           2006. Crawford, Kristina.  In the Sheep: Aspen Carvings as Indicators of Land Capacity and Use.  Paper presented at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology, Sacramento, CA.