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Bamforth, Douglas Professor


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  • I work on the archaeology of the North American Great Plains, emphasizing the very early (Paleoindian) and recent (Plains village) occupations. Much of my work focuses on the interactions between ancient humans and their environments, and on technology. From 2005 to 2015, I ran a field program in northwestern Nebraska, focused on Ceramic Period (particularly Plains Village) sites along the Pine Ridge near Chadron. I am now planning a larger field program focused on Plains Village sites dated to the 13th and 14th centuries in northeastern Nebraska.


  • Great Plains, Paleoindian, Plains Village, stone tools, human ecology


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