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Student Presentation: “Conflict and Resource Competition in Northern California: Evidence from Paleoclimate and Zooarchaeological analyses”
October 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Please join the SCA on Thursday, October 8th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the first of three scheduled virtual student research presentations. Kasey E. Cole, PhD Student, University of Utah will be presenting: “Conflict and Resource Competition in Northern California: Evidence from Paleoclimate and Zooarchaeological analyses” Join the conversation at https://zoom.us/j/96097318841
Kasey’s presentation will discuss her dissertation research which asks how competition for the same finite resources on the landscape influenced prehistoric settlement and territorial decisions in northeastern California. To address this question, Kasey will discuss agent-based modeling approaches in combination with modeling trans-Holocene variation in human population density, temperature, precipitation, and seasonality to understand how these factors affected regional variation in artiodactyl abundance and distribution. Following her presentation, Kasey will be joined in a roundtable discussion with panelists:
- Shannon Tushingham, Assistant Professor, Washington State University;
- Adrian Whitaker, Principal Investigator, Far Western Anthropological Research Group, Inc.; and,
- Brian Codding, Associate Professor, University of Utah.
This evening we also announce and celebrate the 2020 Charles E. Rozaire Award for Student Research in California Archaeology, this year given to Jessica Morales, at UC Davis.