Nicole George

Graduate Student
Nicole George


Current status: Ph.D. in Progress

Nicole George is currently a Ph.D. student and a member of the Great Basin Paleoindian Research Unit. Her dissertation research examines the role of fluted point technology west of the Rocky Mountains. Presently she is working on the Cal FLUTED project; this endeavor focuses on generated data on fluted points recovered in Nevada, Oregon, Utah and California.

Academic interests

  • Paleoindian archaeology
  • Lithic technology
  • Toolstone sourcing
  • Cultural transmission
  • Cladistics
  • Geometric morphometric analysis
  • Geographic information systems

Selected publications

  • Reaux, Derek J., Geoffrey M. Smith, Kenneth D. Adams, Sophia A. Jamaldin, Nicole D. George, Katelyn Mohr, and Richard L. Rosencrance 2018 A First Look at the Terminal Pleistocene/Early Holocene Record of Guano Valley, Oregon, USA. PaleoAmerica 4(2):1-15.
  • Morgan, Christopher, Dallin Webb, Kari Sprengeler, Marielle (Pedro) Black and Nicole D. George. 2018 Experimental Construction of Hunter-Gatherer Residential Features, Mobility, and the Costs of Occupying "Persistent Places." Journal of Archaeological Science 91:65-76.


  • B.A., anthropology, University of California Berkeley