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 Amy Spurling Gatenbee

Amy Spurling Gatenbee

Amy Spurling Gatenbee




M.S., Anthropology, University of Utah

B.A., Anthropology, University of California, Davis

Advisor : Thomas Pluckhahn


Prehistoric archaeology of the Southeast, Great Basin, and California; household archaeology; prehistoric chipped stone and ceramic technologies; obsidian studies; settlement pattern studies; complex hunter-gatherers and transitions to food production; cultural resource management; public archaeology


Louderback, Lisbeth A., Bruce M. Pavlik, Amy M. Spurling. (2013) Ethnographic and Archaeological Evidence Corroborating Yucca as a Food Source, Mojave Desert, USA. Journal of Ethnobiology 33(2): 281-297.

Tushingham, Shannon, Amy M. Spurling, and Timothy Carpenter. (2012) The Sweetwater Site: Archaeological Recognition of Surf Fishing and Temporary Smelt Camps on the North Coast of California. Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology 33(1):25-37.

Eerkens, Jelmer W. and Amy M. Spurling. (2009) Household Archaeology and Obsidian Acquisition in Owens Valley, Southeastern California. Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology 28(2): 111-126.

Whitaker, Adrian R., Jelmer W. Eerkens, Amy M. Spurling, Edward Smith, and Michelle A. Gras. (2008) Linguistic Boundaries as Barriers to Exchange. Journal of Archaeological Science 35(4): 1104-1113.

Eerkens, Jelmer W., Amy M. Spurling, and Michelle A. Gras. (2008) Measuring Prehistoric Mobility Strategies Based on Obsidian Geochemical Signatures in the Owens Valley, California. Journal of Archaeological Science 35(3): 668-680.