2021 Student Presentation and Discussion
Jeremy McFarland, University of Nevada, Reno PhD Student
“The Elusive Abalone: A Pilot Study to Investigate Site Distribution within the King Range National Conservation Area”
Jeremy will be talking about his dissertation research focused on reconstructing past coastal environments and human subsistence along the northern California coast. Specifically, he is interested in the relationship between abalone, the environment, and human foraging behavior in the intertidal. This presentation will give an overview of his dissertation interests and introduce the design of a pilot study to help explain some research questions related to why abalone are not found frequently in the archaeological record on the North Coast.
Following the presentation, Jeremy will be joined in a roundtable discussion with panelists:
- Sharyl Kinnear-Ferris, Bureau of Land Management
- William Hildebrandt, Far Western Anthropological Research Group, Inc.
- Shannon Tushingham, Washington State University, SCA President
Recorded October 28, 2021