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Dr. Teresa Wriston
Assistant Research Professor Anthropology


geoarchaeology, geoarchaeologist,archaeological science, stable isotopes, hunter-gatherer studies, archaeological sensitivity modeling, environmental reconstruction, climate change, archeology, photogrammetry, RTI, UAS


Bradley, E. J., Smith, G. M., Wriston, T. A. (2020). Possible Paleoindian Geophyte Use in Hawksy Walksy Valley, Oregon., Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology, 40 (2), 129-143

Adams, K. D., Page, D. J., Hartshorn, E. J., Sabol, D. E., Wriston, T. A., McDonald, E. V. (2020). Summary of the Development of a Landform Map for the Western U.S. for Areas Prone to Dust, 16. U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory

Wriston, T. A., Lancaster, J., Haynes, G., Page, D. J. (2020). Precontact Archaeological Overview of the USACE Willamette Valley Project Area and Initial Pedestrian Survey at Fern Ridge Reservoir

Wriston, T. A., Haynes, G. (2018). Sediments, soils, and the expansion of farmers into a forager’s world: A geoarchaeological study of the mid-to-late Holocene in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe, Quaternary International (466), 324-340. Elsevier Ltd and INQUA

Rhode, D. E., Wriston, T. A. (2018). A Class III Cultural Resource Inventory of a Proposed Hillside Target Area in Range 77, Nevada Test and Training Range, Nye County, Nevada, Submitted to Nellis AFB and US Army Corps of Engineers for Project W9128F-17-2-0037.

Wriston, T. A., Smith, G. M. (2017). Late Pleistocene to Holocene history of Lake Warner and its prehistoric occupations, Warner Valley, Oregon (USA), Quaternary Research, 88, 491-513. Cambridge University Press, 10.1017//qua.2017.59

Smith, G., Wriston, T. A., Pattee, D. D., Felling, D. C. (2015). The Surface Paleoindian Record of Northern Warner Valley, Oregon, and Its Bearing on the Temporal and Cultural Separation of Clovis and Western Stemmed Points in the Northern Great Basin, Paleoamerica, 1 (4), 360-373

Conference Proceedings
Neudorf, C.M., Wriston, T. A., Langston, A., Robertson, C., Jenkins, G. T., Keen-Zebert, A. (2022). The dating potential of rocks from lake and river depositional environments: Preliminary results from Coal Valley, NV and Buffalo National River, AR, New World Luminescence Dating Workshop: Palisade, CO, October 13, 2022-October 15, 2022

Wriston, T. A., Lancaster, J., Casperson, M., Davis, L., Mahoney, J., Futty, Jr., J. B. (2022). Geoarchaeological and Geophysical Investigations at Fern Ridge, Foster, and Detroit Reservoirs, Upper Willamette Valley and Western Cascade Mountains, Oregon, Northwest Anthropological Conference: Virtual, March 10, 2022-March 10, 2022

Wriston, T. A., Lancaster, J. (2020). Searching for Evidence of Past Peoples within Submerged Landscapes, Willamette Valley, Oregon.. American Geophysical Union (AGU): Virtual, December 7, 2020-December 7, 2020

Wygal, B., Krasinski, K., Holmes, C., Crass, B., Metcalfe, J., Wriston, T. A., RuizDiaz, J. A., Booth, A. (2020). The Holzman Site: Late Pleistocene Archaeology of Shaw Creek, Alaska. Alaska Anthropological Association Annual Meeting: Fairbanks, Alaska, February 1, 2020-February 1, 2020

Wriston, T. A. (2019). Fluted, Stemmed, and Crescents from Coal Valley, NV. 8th Biennial Three Corners Conference: Las Vegas, NV, November 2, 2019-November 2, 2019

Wriston, T. A. (2018). Revisiting the 2000-2002 Excavations at the Weed Lake Ditch Site, Harney County, Oregon.. Great Basin Anthropological Conference: Salt Lake City, UT

Wriston, T. A., Adams, K. D. (2018). Preliminary Results of Terminal Pleistocene to early Holocene Archaeological and Lake History Research in Coal Valley, Basin and Range National Monument, Lincoln County, NV. Great Basin Anthropological Conference: Salt Lake City, UT

Wriston, T. A., Smith, G. M. (2017). Late Pleistocene to Holocene lake levels of Lake Warner, Oregon (USA) and their effect on archaeological site distribution patterns. American Geophysical Union (AGU): New Orleans, LA

Wriston, T. A., Smith, G. M. (2017). The History of Lake Warner, Oregon and the Clovis and Western Stemmed Points left along its shores. Northwest Anthropological Conference: Spokane, WA

Wriston, T. A. (2016). The Assemblages of Great Basin Caves and Rockshelters: Representative or Not?. Great Basin Anthropological Conference: Reno, NV

Ingbar, E., Wriston, T. A., Halford, F. K. (2016). The Owyhee County Model: Fine Tuning Landscape Level Modeling

Wriston, T. A., Smith, G. M. (2016). The Late Pleistocene to Holocene Archaeology and Lake Levels of Pluvial Lake Warner, Oregon. Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting: Denver, CO

Wygal, B. T., Krasinski, K. E., Holmes, C. E., Crass, B. S., Wriston, T. A. (2016). The Holzman Site: A Newly Discovered Late Pleistocene Occupation in the Tanana Valley, Alaska. Alaska Anthropological Association Annual Meeting: Sitka, Alaska

Wriston, T. A. (2015). Environmental Conditions of Northwestern Zimbabwe during the Transition from Foraging to Farming. Society for American Archaeology (SAA) Annual Meeting: San Francisco, CA