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Joshua Lynch

Areas of Speciality
  • Ph.D. Archaeology
Contact
  • jjlynch@tamu.edu
Advisor
Ted Goebel
First Year In the Program
2010

Bio

I am a PhD candidate working with advisor Ted Goebel in the Center for the Study of the First Americans. My research focus is exploring Beringian and early Alaskan mobility, landscape use, and projectile point variability through actualistic experiments and use wear analysis. I have conducted a wide range of field work in Alaska, including multi-year, large scale excavations, extensive survey projects, and considerable research in remote, back country settings. In addition to my research efforts with the CSFA, I currently work as an archaeologist for the Center for the Environmental Management of Military Lands, Colorado State University, with offices on Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

Dissertation Proposal title: “Exploring Morphological and Functional Trends in late Pleistocene and earliest Holocene Beringian Projectile Point Designs”

Selected Publications:

2018 Lynch, Joshua J., Ted Goebel, Kelly E. Graf, and Jeffrey T. Rasic
Archaeology of the Uppermost Tanana: Results of a Survey of the Nabsena and Chisana Rivers, East Central Alaska. Alaskan Journal of Anthropology 16(1): 21-40.

2018 Lynch, Joshua J. Public Perceptions of Archaeology. In Active Archaeology, edited by Leah McCurdy, in press.

2018 Lynch, Joshua J. On the Ground: Terrestrial Survey Methods. In Active Archaeology, edited by Leah McCurdy, in press.

2017 Lynch, Joshua J. Reconstructing Early Holocene Lake Shore Occupations at Blair Lakes, Interior Alaska. SAS Bulletin: Newsletter of the Society for Archaeological Sciences 40(4):25-27. Pomona, California.

Teaching Appointments:

Adjunct Professor, Environmental Studies F150: Viewpoints in Environmental Studies: Beringian Hunting Technology, Spear throwers in Theory and In Practice. Fall 2018

Adjunct Professor, Environmental Studies F150: Viewpoints in Environmental Studies: Circumpolar Archaeology. University of Alaska, Bristol Bay Campus, Department of Environmental Studies. Spring 2018

Instructor of Record, Anthropology 205: Peoples and Cultures of the World. Texas A&M University, Department of Anthropology. Spring 2015, Fall 2014, Spring 2013, Fall 2012