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Douglas MacDonald

Douglas H MacDonald

Primary Field
Core Faculty/Staff
Professor, University of Montana, Department of Anthropology
Knowledge / Expertise
Interest/Specialty Areas North American Archaeology, Archaeological Method and Theory, Hunter-Gatherers, Prehistoric Technologies, Cultural Resource Management Laws.

Doug MacDonald studies Native American pre-contact history of the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains. His research project in Yellowstone National Park has been ongoing since 2007. More than 15 students have completed M.A. or Ph.D. degrees on Yellowstone archaeology in the last decade or so. MacDonald has published five books, including three on Yellowstone. The most recent, published in 2018 by the University of Washington Press, is entitled, Before Yellowstone: Native American Archaeology in the National Park. He also recently published an article with former student Matt Nelson on Paleoindian archaeology at Yellowstone Lake (Plains Anthropology 2018), as well as an article on Cougar Creek obsidian in American Antiquity. His research focus is lithic analysis, including study of the procurement, production, use, and discard of stone tools by Native American hunter-gatherers in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

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Geographic Areas of Expertise United States
Geographic Areas of Expertise International
Western Hemisphere
Curriculum Vitae
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