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Nick Bentley (Ph.D.)

Nick Bentley
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Nick completed his B.S. in Anthropology from Florida State University in 2019.  His research interests include paleoenvironmental reconstruction, site formation processes, the archaeology of submerged landscapes, and lithic technology. He has experience excavating at numerous submerged prehistoric archaeological sites throughout the state of Florida, including the 14,550 year old Page-Ladson site within the Aucilla River. During the Summer of 2018, he participated in excavations at the Connley Caves, a late Pleistocene and early Holocene Western Stemmed Tradition site in central Oregon. Nick is interested in investigating the possible migration routes of the First Americans and he hopes to use geoarchaeological techniques to investigate site formation processes and landscape use on the now submerged continental shelf of western North America.