Associate Research Scientist, Archaeology
Mr. Hartwell is the Project Director for DRI’s Community Environmental Monitoring Program (CEMP), a program that provides a hands-on role for members of the public in the operation of a network of radiation and weather monitoring stations located in communities surrounding the Nevada National Security Site [NNSS] (formerly known as the Nevada Test Site). The program includes a significant public outreach component that provides information to classrooms, community organizations and concerned citizens on past and ongoing activities associated with the NNSS.
Previously, Mr. Hartwell’s archaeological research has focused on three geographic regions: the southern Great Basin, the southern Great Plains, and the pampas of Argentina. Specific interests have included hunter-gatherer lithic technology, caching behavior, quarrying behavior, and soil formation processes. His research has included investigations of a historic toll road in north-central Nevada, an examination of quarrying behavior in the southern Great Basin, late Paleoindian lithic technology on the Plains, and participation in a study comparing and contrasting human adaptation on the U.S. southern Great Plains and Argentinean pampas.
In addition, Mr. Hartwell has examined how popular culture can affect the public’s perception of science, and also has produced a publication for the general public that discusses archaeological research at Yucca Mountain on the Nevada National Security Site.
Mr. Hartwell is currently researching the effects of problem gambling on Nevada tribal communities.
Research Areas of Interest and Expertise
- Anthropology and Archaeology Research
- Citizen Science – Radiological Monitoring
- Problem Gambling and Responsible Gaming
|M.A.||1991||Texas Tech University||Anthropology|
|B.A.||1987||Texas Tech University||Anthropology|
archaeology, lithic technology, public outreach, public information, public participation, public communication, risk communication, environmental monitoring, ionizing radiation, Nevada National Security Site, NNSS, Nevada Test Site, NTS, problem gambling, Native American
Chapter 7: Community-Based Offsite Monitoring in Nevada National Security Site Environmental Report 2018, DOE/NV/03624–0612
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Chapter 7. Community Based Offsite Monitoring in Nevada National Security Site Environmental Report 2018, 7-1 to 7-14, U.S. Department of Energy, DOE/NV/03624–0270
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Chapter 7. Community Based Offsite Monitoring in Nevada National Security Site Environmental Report 2016, 7-1 to 7-14, U.S. Dept. of Energy, DOE/NV/25946–3334
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Chapter 7: Community Environmental Monitoring Program in Nevada National Security Site Environmental Report 2015, DOE/NV/29546–2950, U.S. Dept. of Energy
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Chapter 7: Community Environmental Monitoring Program in Nevada National Security Site Environmental Report 2014, DOE/NV/25946–2566, U.S. Department of Energy
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Bobrowsky, P. T.
(Ed.) (2013). Community Management of Natural Hazards
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, Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series, 112-117, Springer Netherlands: Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 10.1007/978-1-4020-4399-4_72
Air Monitoring Network at Tonopah Test Range: Network Description, Capabilities, and Analytical Results
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The Community Environmental Monitoring Program: A Case Study of Public Education and Involvement in Radiological Monitoring, Health Physics, 101 (5), 606-617
Ekundayo, E. O. (Ed.) , (2011). Public Involvement as an Element in Designing Environmental Monitoring ProgramsPublic Involvement as an Element in Designing Environmental Monitoring Programs, In Environmental Monitoring, 169-184
Community Environmental Monitoring Program: A Case Study of Public Education and Involvement in Radiological Monitoring, Health Physics, 101 (5), 617-606
Air monitoring network at Tonopah Test Range: Letter Report No. 2: Network description and capabilities
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The Sky on the Ground: Celestial Objects and Events in Archaeology and Popular CultureThe Sky on the Ground: Celestial Objects and Events in Archaeology and Popular Culture, In Comet/Asteroid Impacts and Human Society, 71-87, Springer: New York
Nevada Archaeologist 2002-2003, 20, 21, 23-34
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Plains Anthropologist, 49 (189), 4-6
(2004). President’s Column,
Current Research in the Pleistocene, 20, 30-31
, (2004). A Fluted Projectile Point Base from Yucca Mountain, Southern Nevada,
Plains Anthropologist, 49 (190)
(2003). President’s Column,
Reading the Stones: The Archaeology of Yucca Mountain, Topics in Yucca Mountain Archaeology, Reading the stones: The archaeology of Yucca Mountain, 4, 1-78
Archaeological Investigations at Two Early Holocene Sites Near Yucca Mountain, Nevada, Topics in Yucca Mountain Archaeology No. 2, Desert Research Institute: Las Vegas, NV, Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy, Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Office, Las Vegas, NV.
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Current Research in the Pleistocene, 13, 57-59
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Damage Done: A Family Problem Gambling Awareness Program, Presentations given to 7 Nevada tribes (Washoe, Lovelock, Fallon, Pyramid Lake, Reno-Sparks, Walker River) for Lander Endowment Study Perceptions of Problem Gambling in Tribal Communities.
“Gambling Is a Spirit that Talks in Your Ear So That You Can’t Hear Your Heart”–An Update on Community Outreach on the Impact of Problem Gambling on Tribal Communities in Nevada, Four Directions Problem Gambling and Health Awareness Conference: Suquamish, WA
Preliminary Results of Problem Gambling Research in Several Nevada Tribal Communities, 16th International Conference on Gambling and Risk Taking: Las Vegas, NV
A Personal Journey Through Science to Insanity and Back Again, 18th Annual Conference of the Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science: Las Vegas, NV
Case Study: Professional Stigma of Treatment & Recovery, UNLV HIPAA Privacy Law Class: Las Vegas, NV
A Brief History of the Community Environmental Monitoring Program, National Resources Defense Council Workshop “Citizen Science and Open Solutions for Environmental Radiation Monitoring”: Washington, DC
Problem Gambling 101, Mainstream Programs Basic Training, Clark County Government Center: Las Vegas, NV
A General Overview of DRI, and a Personal Journey Through Science to Insanity and Back Again, Las Vegas Rock & Gem Society: Las Vegas, NV
Building the Future for Problem Gambling Services–Panel Discussion, 10th Annual Nevada State Conference on Problem Gambling: Las Vegas, NV
A Demonstration Program for Providing Early Warning Information to Remote Communities in the Great Basin, U.S.A., 4th International Perspective on Water Resources and the Environment: Singapore
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The Community Environmental Monitoring Program: conveying radiation risk to the public through direct participation, Health Physics Society of America: Albuquerque, New Mexico
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The Community Environmental Monitoring Program: communicating information on radiation through public participation, American Nuclear Society 2010 Joint Topical Meeting: Las Vegas, Nevada
The Community Environmental Monitoring Program: A Historical Perspective., Waste Management ’07: Phoenix
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Stakeholder Involvement in Radiological Monitoring and Risk Assessment: the Community Environmental Monitoring Program, Society for Risk Analysis: Baltimore, Maryland
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The citizen scientist in the desert: the Community Environmental Monitoring Program: Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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The Problem Gambler’s Helpline and Other Services in Nevada, International Gaming Institute training for Sands Corporation Responsible Gaming Ambassador Training: Las Vegas, NV