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Neil Puckett

Neil Puckett
Areas of Speciality
  • Ph.D. Archaeology
Kelly Graf
First Year In the Program


Neil completed his MA in the Nautical Archaeology department before continuing as a PhD student in the Archaeology program. He received a dual Bachelor’s in Anthropology and Philosophy at the University of Nevada, Reno in 2006. He worked in CRM with Far Western Anthropological from 2006 to 2009 all over Nevada, California, Oregon, and Utah. Having been intimately involved on a myriad of projects, he has worked on sites ranging from Paleoindian habitations to Historic railroads and has experience including survey, excavation, and report production. Professional contributions to archaeology include several project reports and a paper given at the 2008 Great Basin Archaeology Conference. His interests included prehistoric to ancient old world technologies and trade including the advent and use of ships, trade routes, and technological cultural exchange. Neil is currently investigating submerged landscapes in the Great Basin.