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Gingerich, Joseph

Archaeologist

Archaeology, Hunting and Gathering Societies, Human-Environmental Interactions, Stone Tool technology, Spatial Analysis, Geoarchaeology, Experimental Archaeology, Paleoindians, Early Stone Age, and New World Colonization.

Geographic Focus

Background And Education

Education And Training

Public Biography

  • Joe Gingerich is an archaeologist that specializes in the first people that entered the Americas. His expertise include hunting and gathering societies, stone tool technology, spatial analysis, and geoarchaeology. He has done fieldwork in France, Kenya, Japan, the American Southwest and Plains, and throughout Eastern North America. Joe’s current work focuses on human-environmental interactions, past climate change, changes in stone tool technology over time, and the spatial organization of hunter-gatherer campsites. His current projects are based in the eastern United States and east Africa. He is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Ohio University and a Research Associate at the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, National Geographic, and the Smithsonian Institution.

Research And Grants

Co-principal Investigator On

Investigator On

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  • Hunter-Gatherer Social Behavior during the North American Pleistocene, National Science Foundation # 1644736 2016 - 2018
  • Geomorphic and Archaeological Investigations of Paleoindian Sites along Ancient Terraces of the Roanoke River, Virginia. National Geographic Society (CRE). 2015 - 2018
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Has Expertise In Technique

Keywords

  • Archaeology, Spatial Analysis, Paleoindian, Paleoindians, Stone Tools, Artifact Analysis, Lithics, Geoarchaeology

Publications

Selected Publications

  • Article

  • Chapter

    • Gingerich, Joseph A. M. and Kitchel, Nathaniel. 2014. "Early Paleoindian subsistence strategies in eastern North America: A continuation of the Clovis tradition? Or evidence of regional adaptations?." in Clovis: On the Edge of a New Understanding, edited by Smallwood, Ashley M. and Jennings, Thomas A., 297-318. Texas A&M University Press. 2014
    • Gingerich, Joseph A. M. 2013. "Fifty Years of Discovery at Plenge: Rethinking the Importance of New Jersey's Largest Paleoindian Site." In In The Eastern Fluted Point Tradition. Gingerich, Joseph A. M., editor. 121–147. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press. 2013
    • Miller, D. S. and Gingerich, Joseph A. M. 2013. "Paleoindian Chronology and the Eastern Fluted Point Tradition." In In The Eastern Fluted Point Tradition. Gingerich, Joseph A. M., editor. 9–37. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press. 2013
    • Gingerich, Joseph A. M. 2013. "Revisiting Shawnee-Minisink." In In The Eastern Fluted Point Tradition. Gingerich, Joseph A. M., editor. 218–256. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press. 2013

Editor Of

  • Book

    • Gingerich, Joseph A. M. , ed. 2018. In The Eastern Fluted Point Tradition, Volume II. University of Utah. 2018
    • Gingerich, Joseph A. M., editor. 2013. In The Eastern Fluted Point Tradition. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press. 2013

Activities

Teaching Overview

  • Ohio University, Courses Taught:
    • ANTH 2020 - World Archaeology
    • ANTH 3610/5610 - North American Prehistory
    • ANTH 4943/5943 - Stone Tools and Human Behavior
    • ANTH 3730 - Mapping the Past: GIS and Anthropology


Affiliation

Member Of

Contact

Location

Mailing Address

  • Department of Anthropology
    National Museum of Natural History
    MRC 112
    Smithsonian Institution
    10th and Constitution Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20560 

Shipping Address

  • Department of Anthropology
    National Museum of Natural History
    MRC 112
    Smithsonian Institution
    10th and Constitution Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20560