Graf, Kelly individual record
Associate Professor

My research focuses on the dispersal of modern humans in northern environments; peopling of Northeast Asia, Beringia, and North America; Upper Paleolithic and Paleoindian archaeology; hunter-gatherer ecology and adaptations in extreme environments (arctic and arid); human-environment interactions; lithic technology; geoarchaeology; and environmental archaeology.

selected publications
Academic Articles26
  • Gómez Coutouly, Y. A., Gore, A. K., Holmes, C. E., Graf, K. E., & Goebel, T (2021). “Knapping, My Child, is Made of Errors”: Apprentice Knappers at Swan Point and Little Panguingue Creek, Two Prehistoric Sites in Central Alaska. Lithic Technology. 46(1), 2-26.
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  • Forget Brisson, L., Lamothe, M., Hardy, F., & Graf, K. E (2020). Exploring the use of a low temperature preheat in IRSL dating of feldspar in Beringian archaeological contexts. Radiation Measurements. 136, 106387-106387.
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  • Graf, K. E., Gore, A. K., Melton, J. A., Marks, T., DiPietro, L., Goebel, T., Waters, M. R., & Rhode, D (2020). Recent excavations at Owl Ridge, interior Alaska: Site stratigraphy, chronology, and site formation and implications for late Pleistocene archaeology and peopling of eastern Beringia. Geoarchaeology. 35(1), 3-26.
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  • Gómez Coutouly, Y. A., Graf, K. E., Gore, A. K., & Goebel, T (2019). Little Panguingue Creek: A c. 9600-Year-Old Prehistoric Knapping Workshop in the Nenana Valley, Central Alaska. PaleoAmerica. 5(1), 16-31.
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  • Krasinski, K. E., Graf, K. E., & Burke, C. C (2018). From taphonomy to human ecology: Interdisciplinary contributions by Gary Haynes and his colleagues, former students, and friends. Quaternary International. 466, 107-112.
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  • Graf, K. E (2014). Modern human response to the last glacial maximum in Siberia. Kaifu, Y., Izuho, M., Goebel, T., Sato, H., & Ono, A. (Eds.), Emergence and Diversity of Modern Human Behavior in Paleolithic Asia. 506-531. Texas A&M University Press.
  • Graf, K. E (2014). Siberian odyssey. Paleoamerican Odyssey. 65-80.
  • Graf, K. E (2011). On Late Upper Paleolithic Variability in South-Central Siberia: Rethinking the Afontova and Kokorevo Cultures. Goebel, T., & Buvit, I. (Eds.), From the Yenisei to the Yukon Interpreting Lithic Assemblage Variability in Late Pleistocene/Early Holocene Beringia. 33-46. Texas A&M University Press.
  • Graf, K. E (2009). Modern Human Colonization of the Siberian Mammoth Steppe: A View from South-Central Siberia. Camps, M., & Chauhan, P. (Eds.), Sourcebook of Paleolithic Transitions. 479-501. Springer New York.
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  • Graf, K. E., & Goebel, T (2009). Upper Paleolithic Toolstone Procurement and Selection Across Beringia. adams, B., & Blades, B. S. (Eds.), Lithic Materials and Paleolithic Societies. 54-77. Wiley-blackwell.
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Texas A&M University; Anthropology; 4352 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4352