Sara Sturtz

Sara Sturtz doing field work

Academic interests: Great Basin Archaeology, paleoenvironmental reconstruction, paleoecology, hunter-gatherers, and peopling of the New World.

Status: MA

Contact Information: ssturtz@nevada.unr.edu

Previous Degrees: BA (2016) Anthropology: University of Nevada, Reno

Biography: Sara is a first year MA student and research assistant for the Great Basin Paleoindian Research Unit. Sara's primary interests are Great Basin prehistoric archaeology with an emphasis on paleoenivronmental reconstruction. Her research focuses on the faunal analysis of Leonard Rockshelter to use as a proxy for paleoenvironmental reconstruction. She hopes to construct a record of Holocene environmental change to show how it affected mobility and settlement patterns in the western Great Basin.