Marielle (Pedro) Black

Marielle

Academic Interests: Prehistoric Archaeology, Landscape Archaeology, GIS, Geoarchaeology, Lithic Technology, Obsidian studies, and Southwest and Great Basin Archaeology.

Status: PhD Student

MA Thesis Title: Using X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry to Assess Variance in Obsidian Source Distribution in Southern Idaho.

Previous Degrees: MA (2014) Anthropology, Boise State University; BA (2007) Anthropology, Portland State University.

Contact Information: mariellepedroblack@nevada.unr.edu

Biography: Marielle Black is a third year PhD student in archaeology. Marielle received her MA in Anthropology from Boise State University in May 2014 and received graduate certificates in GIS from Portland State University (2008) as well as the University of Denver (2013). She has been conducting cultural resource studies in the Northwest since 2007. Her experience includes projects completed for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Tribal entities in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. She has also worked for the National Park Service (NPS) in Washington and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) in Washington, California, and Arizona conducting GIS analysis, survey, excavation, and data recovery on land and under water.

Publications, Presentations, or Projects:

2015 Black, Marielle L. Using X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry to Assess Variance in Obsidian Source Distribution in Southern Idaho. Idaho Archaeologist, 38(1): 17-67.

2014 Black, Marielle. Using X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry to Assess Variance in Obsidian Source Distribution in Southern Idaho. Unpublished Thesis, Anthropology Department, Boise State University.

2014 Black, Marielle. Using X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry to Assess Variance in Obsidian Source Distribution in Southern Idaho. Paper presented at the Northwest Anthropological Conference, Bellingham, Washington.

2014 Black, Marielle, and David Nolin. Using X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry to Assess Variance in Obsidian Source Distribution in Southern Idaho. Poster presented at the Northwest Evolution Ecology and Human Behavior Symposium.

2010 Pedro, Marielle. Grave Marker Style Distribution Using GIS. Presented at the Northwest Anthropological Conference, Newport, Oregon.

2009 Pedro, Marielle. Grave Marker Style Distribution: A Comparison Between Urban and Rural Cemeteries Using GIS. Society for American Archaeology, Atlanta, Georgia.

2008 Pedro, Marielle. Using GIS and Spatial Statistics to Predict Artifact Distribution at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Poster presented at the Northwest Anthropological Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada.