Katie Alexander

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  • Anthropology Ph.D. Candidate
  • Anthropology
Research Interests:
EDUCATION

PhD (in progress), University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY)
Dissertation: Paleoethnobotany of Middle and Late Archaic Hunter-Gatherers in the Green River Valley, Kentucky: Implications for the Emergence of Incipient Horticulture. Advisor: George Crothers

MA, Anthropology, University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB, Canada)
Thesis: A typological and technological analysis of stone artifacts from the Magubike archaeological site, Iringa Region, southern Tanzania. Supervisor: Pamela Willoughby

BA, Anthropology cum laude, Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)

 

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Alexander, K. and A.M. Casserly. 2018. Toward a Paleopharmacology of the Kentucky Archaic. Paper presented at the 75th Annual Southeastern Agricultural Conference (Augusta, GA).

Alexander, K. 2018. Beyond Woman-the-Gatherer: Engendered Narratives of Agricultural Origins. Paper presented at the 2nd Annual Kentucky Gender and Women’s Studies Conference (Lexington, KY).

Hummel, R.,  K. Alexander, and G. Crothers. 2018. Initial Timing and Spread of Domesticated Eastern Agricultural Complex Plants. Poster presented at the 82nd Annual Meeting for the Society of American Archaeology (Washington, D.C.).

Stevens, K., K. Alexander, and A. Metz.2018.  New Approaches to Old Questions: Current Research Objectives for the Green River Valley Shell Midden Archaic, Kentucky, USA. Paper presented at the 82nd Annual Meeting for the Society of American Archaeology (Washington, D.C.).

Alexander,K., R. Bonzani, and J. Endonino. 2018. Analysis of Botanical Remains from Grizzly Newt Rockshelter, Eastern Kentucky. Paper presented at the Kentucky Heritage Council Archaeology Conference (Gilbertville, KY).

Alexander, K. and R. Bonzani. 2018. Diachronic Trends in Mast Exploitation and Implications for Incipient Horticulture at Cloudsplitter, Kentucky, USA. Poster presented at the 3rd Annual Integrated Microscopy Approaches to Archaeobotany workshop, University of Reading (Reading, England).

Stevens, K., J. Carlson, M.D. Parker, K. Alexander, and A. Metz. 2017. Finding a Space/Place for Archaeology in Political Ecology. Workshop presented at the Dimensions of Political Ecology Conference (Lexington, KY).

Alexander, K. 2010.  Lithic Assemblages from Magubike, Iringa Region, Tanzania.Paper presented at the 18th Annual Richard Frucht Student Conference (Edmonton, AB).

Alexander, K. 2009. Middle Stone Age Lithic Assemblages at Magubike, Iringa Region,Tanzania. Paper presented at the East African Association for Paleontology and Paleoanthropology meeting (Arusha, Tanzania).

 

 

 

TECHNICAL REPORTS
Alexander, K. 2019. Phase I Archaeological Survey of a Portion of the Proposed Town Branch Trail in Northwest Lexington, Fayette County.  Report submitted to Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. Technical Report No. 878, University of Kentucky Program for Archaeological Research, Lexington, KY.
 
E.J. Schlarb, K. Alexander, M. J. Stottman, J. Carlson, and A. Whitten. 2019. An Archaeological Assessment of the Pine Creek Timber Sale Units, Daniel Boone National Forest, Laurel and Pulaski Counties, Kentucky. Technical Report No. 876, University of Kentucky, Program for Archaeological Research, Lexington, KY.
 
Alexander, K. 2018. Phase I Archaeological Survey for a Section of a Proposed Force Main Sewer Line near Montiello, Wayne County, Kentucky.  Technical Report No. 873, University of Kentucky Program for Archaeological Research, Lexington, KY.
 
Ahler, S. and K. Alexander. 2018. Phase II National Register of Historic Places Eligibility Assessment of 15TR1 Area B in Trigg County, Kentucky. UK PAR Project No. 18-32, Technical Report No. 868,  University of Kentucky Program for Archaeological Research, Lexington, KY.


Manzano, B., K. Alexander, and S. Ahler. 2018. Phase I Archaeological Survey for a Proposed Natural Gas Line to the Kentucky Green Harvest/Gresh Harvest Facilities in Lincoln County, Kentucky. UK PAR Project Number 18-36, Technical Report No. 872, University of Kentucky Program for Archaeological Research, Lexington, KY.

Schlarb, E.J., M.J. Stottman, L. Tepe, A. Duncan, K. Alexander,  A. Whitten, and J.N. Carlson. 2018. An Archaeological Assessment of the Redbird Crest Trail, Redbird Ranger district, Daniel Boone National Forest, Clay and Leslie Counties, Kentucky. UK PAR Project No. 18-19, Technical Report No. 870, University of Kentucky Program for Archaeological Research, Lexington, KY.

Stottman, M.J. and K. Alexander. 2018. Phase I Archaeological Survey for the Proposed Lincoln Stree Redevleopment Project in Clark County, Kentucky. UK PAR Project No. 18-28, Technical Report No. 864, University of Kentucky Program for Archaeological Research, Lexington, KY.

Alexander, K. 2017. Preliminary Report on the Analysis of Macrobotanical Remains from 41PP386 Site in Palo Pinto, Texas. Prepared for HDR, Inc., Dallas, TX.

Alexander, K. 2009. Chapter 6: Fiber Production of Three Varieties of Agave Found on Perry Mesa. In “Report of the Spring 2007 Field Season, Legacies on the Landscape, Archaeological and Ecological Research at Agua Fria National Monument and Tonto National Forest.” Report submitted to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and Tonto National Forest, Phoenix, Arizona, pages 66-69. Edited by K. Spielmann.

 

 

 

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