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Katelyn McDonough

Katelyn McDonough
PhD
Contact
  • kmcdonou@tamu.edu
  • ANTH 313B
Advisor
Vaughn Bryant and Ted Goebel
First Year In the Program
2015
Program
Archaeology

Bio

Katelyn completed her BS in Anthropology at the University of Oregon in 2014. Her primary research interests concern human adaptive response to ecological shifts and demographic pressures. Her current research investigates human-environment interactions and hunter-gatherer foodways in the Fort Rock Basin of central Oregon. Katelyn is examining prehistoric diet and health through analysis of macrobotanical, palynological, and parasitological components of middle Holocene coprolites from the Connley Caves. She will examine the archaeobotanical assemblage from deeper deposits to gain perspective on plant exploitation by Western Stemmed Tradition users during the Younger Dryas. Katelyn is also directing a sediment coring project aimed at paleoenvironmental reconstruction of the terminal Pleistocene/early Holocene transition in the Fort Rock Basin. Prior to attending Texas A&M University, Katelyn gained four years of archaeological experience while working for the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Bureau of Land Management, and private CRM firms throughout Oregon and California. Her recent summers have been spent conducting field work and co-directing the University of Oregon Archaeology Field School at the Connley Caves, OR.

Publications

2018        McDonough, Katelyn, Richard Rosencrance, Justin Holcomb, and Dennis L. Jenkins
Update from the 2017 and 2018 Excavations by the University of Oregon Archaeology Field School at Connley Caves 2 and 5 (35LK50), Fort Rock Basin, Oregon. CAHO 43(3):3-8. Association of Oregon Archaeologists, Eugene, Oregon.

2018       McDonough, Katelyn N. and Dennis L. Jenkins
University of Oregon’s Northern Great Basin Field School Excavation Update for the Connley Caves, Fort Rock Basin, Lake County. CAHO 43(1):12-16. Association of Oregon Archaeologists, Eugene, Oregon.

2018       Lisa-Marie Shillito, John C. Blong, Dennis L. Jenkins, Tom W. Stafford, Helen Whelton, Katelyn McDonough, and Ian Bull
ew Research at Paisley Caves: Applying New Integrated Analytical Approaches to Understanding Stratigraphy, Taphonomy, and Site Formation Processes. PaleoAmerica. 4(1):82-86.

2017       Jenkins, Dennis L., Justin A. Holcomb, and Katelyn N. McDonough
Current Research at the Connley Caves (35LK50): Late Pleistocene/Early Holocene Western Stemmed Tradition Occupations in the Fort Rock Basin, Oregon PaleoAmerica. 3(2):188-192.

2016       Jenkins, Dennis L., Loren G. Davis, Thomas W. Stafford, Jr., Thomas J. Connolly, Michael Rondeau, Linda Scott Cummings, Bryan Hockett, Katelyn McDonough, Ian Luthe, Patrick W. O’Grady, Karl J. Reinhard, Mark E. Swisher, Frances White, Robert M. Yohe II, Chad Yost, Eske Willerslev
Younger Dryas Archaeology and Human Experience at the Paisley Caves in the
Northern Great Basin. Stones, Bones, and Profiles: Exploring Archaeological Context, Early American Hunter-Gatherers, and Bison, edited by Marcel Kornfeld, Bruce B. Huckell. The University Press of Colorado, Boulder.

2015       Connolly, Thomas J., Katelyn N. McDonough, Christopher L. Ruiz, Julia A. Knowles, and Patrick W. O’Grady
Archaeological Exploratory Survey at the Deschutes River (Tetherow Road) Bridge No. 17C26, Deschutes County. Museum of Natural and Cultural History and State Museum of Anthropology Report 2015-013. University of Oregon.

2013       Jenkins, Dennis L., Loren G. Davis, Thomas W. Stafford, Jr., Thomas J. Connolly, Linda S. Cummings, Michael Hofreiter, Brian Hockett, Katelyn McDonough, Ian Luthe, Patrick W. O’Grady, Karl J. Reinhard, Mark E. Swisher, Frances White, Bonnie Yates, Robert M. Yohe II, Eske Willerslev
Geochronology, Archaeological Context, and DNA at the Paisley Caves. In The Paleoamerican Odyssey, edited by Kelly E. Graf, Ted Goebel, and Michael R. Waters. Center for the Study of First Americans, College Station, Texas.

2013      McDonough, Katelyn N., Mark E. Swisher, Dennis L. Jenkins, Patrick W. O’Grady and Edward B. Davis
An Analysis of Artifact, Bone, and Coprolite Distributions in Paisley Caves Younger Dryas (Botanical Lens) and Underlying Pleistocene Deposits. CAHO 38(4):17-19. Association of Oregon Archaeologists, Eugene, Oregon.

2012      McDonough, Katelyn N., Ian Luthe, Mark E. Swisher, Dennis L. Jenkins, Patrick W. O’Grady and Frances White
ABC’s at the Paisley Caves: Artifact, Bone, and Coprolite Distributions in Pre-Mazama deposits. CAHO 37(2-3):7-12. Association of Oregon Archaeologists, Eugene, Oregon.