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Gingerich, Joseph


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

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  • 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.