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Jill K. Gardner
Jill K. Gardner

Dr. Jill K. Gardner

Departmental Affiliate

PhD, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2006

jill.k.gardner@gmail.com

Dr. Gardner is a Departmental Affiliate with more than 20 years of experience in teaching, research, cultural resources management, archaeological fieldwork, and publication. Her primary research interests include California, Great Basin, and Mojave Desert prehistory; hunter-gatherer cultural development, including settlement and subsistence practices, migration patterns, and the role of the environment in social complexity; and bioarchaeological techniques. Dr. Gardner also served as one of the project palaeo-osteologists for the salvage excavations of numerous mummies at El-Hibeh in Egypt and participated in the excavation of the Neolithic village of Ghwair I in Wadi Feinan, Jordan.

Mummy mask revealed during excavations at El-Hibeh in Egypt.

In addition, Dr. Gardner has authored books and articles in professional publications, prepared numerous agency reports, and presented results of her research at conferences and public venues. She has also served as editor for several anthropological journals (including the well-known Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology) and is currently serving as the Managing Editor of California Archaeology, the official journal of the Society for California Archaeology.

Selected Publications

2012    Robert M. Yohe II, Jill K. Gardner, Deanna Heikkinen, Carol Redmount, and Keith F. Korver, “The Evolution of Byzantine Burial Practices Between the Third and Seventh Centuries CE in Middle Egypt.” Coptica 11:59-87.

2012    Jill K. Gardner, “Implications of Changing Ground Stone Technology in the Western Mojave Desert.” In No Stone Unturned: Recent Trends in Ground Stone Studies in the Great Basin and Beyond, Renée Corona Kolvet and Meredith (Penny) Rucks, eds., pp. 29-33. Nevada State Museum Anthropological Papers No. 27.

2012    Robert M. Yohe II, Jill K. Gardner, and Deanna Heikkinen, “An Initial Report on Bioarchaeological Investigations at the Tell El-Hibeh Site, Middle Egypt.” In Evolving Egypt: Innovation, Appropriation, and Reinterpretation in Ancient Egypt, Kerry Muhlestein and John Gee, eds., pp. 105-124. British Archaeological Reports, International Series 2397, Oxford, England.

2012    Mark Q. Sutton, Jill K. Gardner, and Kenneth W. Gobalet, “Archaeological Investigations at the Big Cut Site (CA-KER-4395), Buena Vista Lake, California.” Pacific Coast Archaeological Society Quarterly 46(1&2):1-33.

2010    Mark Q. Sutton, Jill K. Gardner, Seetha N. Reddy, and Lance Wollwage, Blue Cut: A Greven Knoll III Site in the Cajon Pass, San Bernardino County, California. Coyote Press Archives of California Prehistory, Vol. 58.

2010    Mark Q. Sutton, R. W. Robinson, Jill K. Gardner, and Robert D. Rego. “The Archaeology of the Lazy T Site (CA-LAN-767), Southwestern Mojave Desert, California.” Pacific Coast Archaeological Society Quarterly 44(1):43-81.

2010    Jill K. Gardner and Mark Q. Sutton, “A Tragic Day at Cross Mountain: Salvage Excavations at CA-KER-4619, Southern Sierra Nevada, California.” Pacific Coast Archaeological Society Quarterly 43(4):1-74.

2010    Mark Q. Sutton, Kristin D. Sobolik, and Jill K. Gardner, Paleonutrition. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.

2010    Mark Q. Sutton and Jill K. Gardner, “Reconceptualizing the Encinitas Tradition of Southern California.” Pacific Coast Archaeological Society Quarterly 42(4):1-64.

2009    Mark Q. Sutton, Roger W. Robinson, and Jill K. Gardner, “Excavations at the Red Rock Canyon Rockshelter (CA-KER-147), Western Mojave Desert, California.” Pacific Coast Archaeological Society Quarterly 42(2&3).

2009    Jill K. Gardner and Robert M. Yohe II, “A Cremation and an Inhumation from the Dover Overflow Site (CA-MER-415), Merced County, California.” Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology 29(1):90-104.

2007    Jill K. Gardner, The Potential Impact of the Medieval Climatic Anomaly on Human Populations in the Western Mojave Desert. Coyote Press Archives of Great Basin Prehistory, No. 7.

2007    Mark Q. Sutton, Mark E. Basgall, Jill K. Gardner, and Mark W. Allen, “Advances in Understanding Mojave Desert Prehistory.” In California Prehistory: Colonization, Culture, and Complexity, Terry L. Jones and Kathryn A. Klar, eds., pp. 229-245. AltaMira Press, Lanham, Maryland.

2005    Jill K. Gardner, Robert M. Negrini, Mark Q. Sutton, Peter E. Wigand, and Robert M. Yohe II, “A Middle Holocene Radiocarbon Date and the Geologic Context of Human Occupation in the Tulare Lake Basin of California.” Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology 25(2):226-234.