Pitblado, Bonnie L. 1968–

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Pitblado, Bonnie L. 1968–

PERSONAL: Born February 22, 1968, in Portland, OR; daughter of Colin B. (a professor of psychology) and Nancy V. (an economist) Pitblado; married Joseph B. Dulin (a risk management specialist), May 8, 2000; children: Ethan C. Ethnicity: "White, non-Hispanic." Education: Carleton College, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1990; University of Arizona, M.A., 1993, Ph. D., 1999.

ADDRESSES: Office—Department of Anthropology, 0730 Old Main Hill, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-0730; fax: 435-797-1240. E-mail[email protected].

CAREER: Writer, archaeologist, anthropologist, and educator. Western State College, Gunnison, CO, visiting professor, 2000–01, assistant professor of anthropology, 2001–02; Utah State University, Logan, assistant professor of anthropology, 2002–. Registered professional archaeologist; member of Utah Professional Archaeological Council, Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologists, and Center for the Study of the First Americans; Sierra Ancha Cliff Swelling Documentation Project, crew chief, 1995; worked as archaeological technician in Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado, and at La Quina Neanderthal site in France; volunteer at Lehner Clovis site excavation and Lower Twin Mountain Folsom site excavation. Organizer of symposia; conference presenter.

MEMBER: American Anthropological Association, Society for American Archaeology (and its Women in Archaeology interest group and Geoarchaeology interest group), Plains Anthropological Society, Colorado Archaeological Society, Montana Archaeological Society, Wyoming Archaeological Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.

AWARDS, HONORS: Telly Award for Archaeology: Why It Rocks!; grants from George C. Frison Anthropological Institute, Colorado Historical Society, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Marie Eccles Caine Foundation, and Institute of Museum and Library Services.


Late Paleoindian Occupation of the Southern Rocky Mountains, University Press of Colorado (Niwot, CO), 2003.

(With Beth Ann Camp, Stu Parkinson, and Dave Smellie) Archaeology: Why It Rocks! (juvenile; videotape with interactive CD-ROM), Media Services, Utah State University (Logan, UT), 2003.

Contributor to books, including Climate Change in the Four Corners and Adjacent Regions: Implications for Environmental Restoration and Land Use Planning, edited by W. Waugh, K. Petersen, and others, National Technical Information Service, (Springfield, VA), 1995; River of Change: Prehistory of the Middle Little Colorado River Valley, Arizona, edited by E. Charles Adams, Arizona State Museum (Tucson, AZ), 1996; and Colorado Prehistory: A Context for the Southern Colorado River Basin, edited by W.D. Lipe, M.D. Varien, and R.H. Wilshusen, Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologists (Denver, CO), 1999. Contributor of articles and reviews to journals, including Plains Anthropologist, Southwestern Lore, Current Research in the Pleistocene, Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology, and Mountain Geologist.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Editing Emerging Frontiers in Colorado Paleoindian Archaeology, with Robert H. Brunswig; research on Paleoindian occupation of the southern Rocky Mountains.

SIDELIGHTS: Bonnie L. Pitblado told CA: "I write to communicate my research to other scholars, although I try to use language that everyone can understand. I love the English language—love words—and I try to use it well. My primary influences are those few archaeologists who write in an engaging fashion and treat their fellow researchers with civility and respect when discussing their work.

"Most of my research, and hence my writing, has been on the earliest human occupants of the Rocky Mountains, circa 10,000-7,500 years ago. My influence is the beauty and grandeur of the mountains themselves!; "I am a methodical (sometimes I think plodding) writer. I start with the introduction and work my way through a manuscript in a highly linear fashion. I can't skip from section to section or manuscript to manuscript. If I start something, I finish it before I start something else."



Bonnie L. Pitblado Home Page, http://www.paleoindian.net (March 1, 2005).