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Nathan Stevens

Nathan Stevens

Archaeology, hunter-gatherers, cultural evolution. Advisor: Dr. Jelmer Eerkens

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Biography:

My interests are the archaeology of prehistoric California and Great Basin hunter-gatherers, evolutionary ecology, organization and evolution of technology, subsistence, mobility, cultural transmission, and cultural change. My methodological interests include lithic use-wear analysis, obsidian studies, and GIS.

 

PUBLICATIONS

PEER REVIEWED

Stevens, Nathan E., Douglas R. Harro, and Alan Hicklin (2010) Practical Quantitative Lithic Use-Wear Analysis Using Multiple Classifiers. Journal of Archaeological Science 37:2671-2678. (Stevens_etal_2010).

Jelmer W. Eerkens, Jeffrey S. Rosenthal, Nathan E. Stevens, Amanda Cannon, Eric L. Brown, and Howard J. Spero (2010) Stable Isotope Provenance Analysis of Olivella Shell Beads From the Los Angeles Basin and San Nicolas Island. Journal of Island & Coastal Archaeology, 5:105–119.

Stevens, Nathan E. and Codding, Brian F.(2009) Inferring the Function of Projectile Points from the Central Coast of Alta California. California Archaeology 1(1)7-27. (Stevens_and_Codding2009).

Stevens, Nathan E.(2005)Changes in Prehistoric Land Use in the Alpine Sierra Nevada: A Regional Exploration Using Temperature-Adjusted Obsidian Hydration Rates. Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology 25(2):41-59. (Stevens_2005).

BOOK CHAPTERS

Stevens, Nathan E. 2010 What Steward Got Right: Technology, Work Organization, and Cultural Evolution. Submitted to: Evolutionary Approaches to Understanding Stone Technologies, edited by Nathan Goodale and William Andrefsky, Jr.

Jones, Terry, L., Nathan E. Stevens, Deborah A. Jones, Mark G. Hylkema, and Richard T. Fitzgerald (2007)Central Coast: A Mid-Latitude Mileau. In: California Prehistory: Colonization, Culture, and Complexity. Altimira Press. (Jones et al_2007).

PROCEEDINGS

Stevens, Nathan E.(2009)Archaeology is for the Living. Proceedings of the Society of California Archaeology, Vol. 23, pp. 175-180. (Stevens_2009).

Stevens, Nathan E., Jelmer W. Eerkens, Richard Fitzgerald, Jeffrey S. Rosenthal, Joanne E. Goodsell, and Jamie Doty (2009)Workaday Windmiller: Another Look at Early Horizon Lifeways in Central California. Proceedings of the Society of California Archaeology, Vol. 23, pp. 175-180. (Stevens_etal2009).

Stevens, Nathan E.(2003)Spatial and Temporal Patterning of Bedrock Mortar Sites in the Southern Sierra Nevada: A Regional Exploration. Proceedings of the Society of California Archaeology, Vol. 16, pp. 175-182. (Stevens_2003).

REPORTS/MONOGRAPHS

Codding, Brian F., Amber M. Barton, Emily J. Hill, Elise Wheeler, Nathan E. Stevens and Terry L. Jones (2009) The Middle-Late Transition on the Central California Coast: Final Report on Archaeological Salvage at CA-SLO-9, Montaña de Oro State Park, San Luis Obispo County, California. Occasional Paper of the San Luis Obispo County Archaeological Society, NO. 19.

Stevens, Nathan E., Ann M. Munns, Melinda C. Horne, Dennis P. McDougall, Rebecca L. McKim, and Wendy Pierce (2006) NRHP Eligibility Testing at CA-RIV-1059 for the McCanna Hills Village V Project, Riverside County, California. Applied Earthworks, Inc. Submitted to BonTerra Consulting, Costa Mesa, California.

Stevens, Nathan E., Clayton G. Lebow, Wendy M. Nettles, Leeann G. Haslouer, and Jason M. Fancher (2005) Archaeological Investigations in Support of the Military Family Housing Expansion Project, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Santa Barbara County, California. Applied Earthworks, Inc. Submitted to 30 CES/CEVPC Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

Stevens, Nathan E., Richard T. Fitzgerald, Nancy Farrell, Mark A. Giambastiani, Jennifer M. Farquhar, and Dayna Tinsley (2004) Archaeological Test Excavations at Santa Ysabel Ranch, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County, California. Cultural Resource Management Services. Report submitted to Weyrich Development Company, LLC.

Stevens, Nathan E.(2002)Prehistoric Use of the Alpine Sierra Nevada: Archaeological Investigations at Taboose Pass, Kings Canyon National Park, California. M.A. Thesis, California State University, Sacramento. Coyote Press, Salinas. (Stevens_2002).

 

PRESENTATIONS

Stevens, Nathan, E.

2009    Workaday Windmiller: Another Look at Early Horizon Lifeways in Central California. Paper presented at the Society for California Archaeology 2009 Annual Meeting, Modesto, California.

2009    Archaeology is for the Living. Paper presented at the Society for California Archaeology 2009 Annual Meeting, Modesto, California.

2008    Is More Tools More Better? Tool Specialization vs. Behavioral Flexibility in Prehistoric California. Paper presented at the Society for California Archaeology 2008 Annual Meeting, Burbank, California.

2008    The Marsh Creek Site (CA-CCO-548): A Quick Peek into the Middle Holocene of Central California. Paper presented at the Society for California Archaeology 2008 Annual Meeting, Burbank, California.

2006    Middle Archaic Land Use in the Alpine Sierra Nevada. Paper presented at the 30th Great Basin Anthropological Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Stevens, Nathan E., and Richard McElreath
2008    Technological Transitions and Cultural Evolution in Prehistoric California. Paper presented at the Society  for American Archaeology Annual Meeting, Vancouver, B.C.

 

TEACHING

Instructor, ANT 3(Introduction to Archaeology), Summer 2009, Summer 2010

Instructor, ANT181(Archaeological Field Methods), Summer 2008

Instructor, ANT310(Archaeological Field Methods) Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo; Spring 2005 and Spring 2006

TA, ANT 1(Human Evolutionary Biology), Dr. Timothy Weaver Winter 2007, Dr. Henry McHenry Fall 2008, Dr. Richard McElreath Fall 2009

TA, ANT 3(Introduction to Archaeology), Clint Cole Spring 2008, Dr. John Darwent Spring 2010

TA, ANT 128(Kinship and Social Organization), Dr. Susan Glover Spring 2008

TA, ANT 23(World Prehistory), Dr. Christyann Darwent Winter 2010

TA, ANT 101(Ecology, Nature, and Society),Vicken Hillis, Winter 2010

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