Graduate Teaching Assistant

About

  • Role:

    Graduate Student
  • Position:

    • Graduate Teaching Assistant
    • PhD Student
  • Concentration:

    • Archaeology
  • Department:

    • Anthropology and Geography
  • Education:

    • MA in Anthropology, University of Louisville
    • BA in Anthropology, University of Louisville

Biography

I am a doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology and Geography at Colorado State University studying landscape archaeology. My research focuses on landscape modification, land use, and human-environment interactions in pre-Columbian Amazonia and Middle to Upper Paleolithic Portugal. In Brazil, I am interested in pre-Columbian landscape modification and the built environment in Amazonia and documenting and analyzing land use intensification and early forms of urbanism in tropical environments. In Portugal, I analyze occupational patterns of Neanderthals and modern humans at the cave site Lapa do Picareiro to understand how caves were used during the Paleolithic.

Publications

Fisher, Christopher, Stephen Leisz, Damian Evans, Diana H. Wall, Kathleen Galvin, Melinda Laituri, Geoffrey Henebry, James Zeidler, Juan Carlos Fernandez-Diaz, Shrideep Pallickara, Sangmi Pallickara, Thomas Garrison, Francisco Estrada-Belli, Eduardo Neves, Kathryn Reese-Taylor, Rachel Opitz, Thomas Lovejoy, William Sarni, Rodrigo Solinis, Grace Ellis, Milena Carvalho, Cheryl White, Louisa Daggars, Rafael Angel Gasson-Pacheco, Aldo Bolanos, Vern Scarborough. 2022. “Creating an Earth Archive.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119(11): e2115485119

Haws, Jonathan A. Michael M. Benedetti, Nuno F. Bicho, João Cascalheira, M. Grace Ellis, Milena M. Carvalho, Lukas Friedl, Telmo Pereira, and Sahra Talamo. 2021. “The early Aurignacian at Lapa do Picareiro really is that old: A comment on ‘The late persistence of the Middle Palaeolithic and Neandertals in Iberia: A review of the evidence for and against the ‘Ebro Frontier’ model.” Quaternary Science Reviews, 274.

Carvalho, M., Jones, E.L., Ellis, M. G., Cascalheira, J., Bicho, N., Meiggs, D., Benedetti, M., Friedl, L. and Haws, J. 2021. “Neanderthal palaeoecology in the late Middle Palaeolithic of western Iberia: a stable isotope analysis of ungulate teeth from Lapa do Picareiro (Portugal).” Journal of Quaternary Science.

Haws, Jonathan, Michael Benedetti, Milena Carvalho, Grace Ellis, Telmo Pereira, João Cascalheira, Nuno Bicho, Lukas Friedl. 2021. “Human adaptive responses to climate and environmental change during the Gravettian of Lapa do Picareiro (Portugal).” Quaternary International, 587-588:4-18.

Ellis, Grace. 2021. “Feminism on the Frontier: The Materialization of Elizabeth Street in Fort Collins, Colorado.” Furthering Perspectives, 10.

Haws, Jonathan A., Michael M. Benedetti, Sahra Talamo, Nuno Bicho, João Cascalheira, M. Grace Ellis, Milena M. Carvalho, Lukas Friedl, Telmo Pereira, and Brandon K. Zinsious. 2020. “The early Aurignacian dispersal of modern humans into westernmost Eurasia.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117 (41).

Haws, Jonathan, Michael Benedetti, Milena Carvalho, Grace Ellis, Telmo Pereira, João Cascalheira, Nuno Bicho, Lukas Friedl. 2020. “Human adaptive responses to climate and environmental change during the Gravettian of Lapa do Picareiro (Portugal).” Quaternary International, August.

Ellis, Grace. 2020. “Cultural Forests of Amazonia: A Historical Ecological Analysis of Forest Management in Amazonia.” Furthering Perspectives, 9.

Haws, J. A., M. M. Benedetti, J. M. Cascalheira, N. F. Bicho, M. C. Carvalho, B. K. Zinsious, M. G. Ellis and L. Friedl. 2019. “Human occupation during the Late Pleniglacial at Lapa do Picareiro (Portugal).” In Human Adaptations to the Last Glacial Maximum: the Solutrean and its Neighbors, edited by Isabell Schmidt, João Cascalheira, Nuno Bicho and Gerd-Christian Weniger. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Kolarik, N., M. G. Ellis, A. E. Gaughan and F. R. Stevens. 2019. “Seasonal Differences in Tree Crown Delineation Using Multispectral UAS Data and Structure from Motion.” Remote Sensing Letters, 10 (9).