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Nathanael Fosaaen

M.A. Student


Preferred pronouns: she/her

Subdiscipline: Archaeology


I grew up around the Blue Ridge, and graduated from Appalachian State's anthropology program with an archaeology concentration in 2011. I've been working in archaeology professionally since then. Most of my work has been in the southeast, but I've also excavated as far west as New Mexico and as far north as Alaska, as well as three summer seasons in Ireland. I started out a lithicist, but my main focus at UT is Zooarchaeology of the Ozarks Archaic (Ozarchaic). Especially regarding hunting and trapping choices near bluffshelter sites during periods of substantial environmental reorganization.


Zooarchaeology, Lithics, Feature Analysis, Hunter-Gatherers, Environmental Reconstruction, Foodways, Subsistence Strategies, Public Education, Conflict, Memes. 


B.A., Appalachian State University. Anthropology. 2011.


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Contact Information

  • Chair: Dr. Kandi Hollenbach