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Bruce Huckell

Associate Professor
Graduate Faculty Advisor, Archaeology

Photo: Bruce Huckell


At UNM since 
Curriculum vitae

Recent Courses:

  • Technical Studies in Archaeology: Quaternary Paleoenvironments and Archaeology (ANTH 373/573)
  • Technical Studies in Archaeology: Zooarchaeology (ANTH 373/573)
  • Paleoindians (ANTH 450/570)
  • Geoarchaeology (ANTH 482L/582L)
  • Lithic Analysis (ANTH 570)


University of Arizona, Anthropology, BA 1972, MA 1976

University of Arizona, Arid Lands Resource Sciences, PhD 1990
Dissertation: “Late Preceramic Farmer-Foragers in Southeastern Arizona: A Cultural and Ecological Consideration of the Spread of Agriculture into the Arid Southwestern United States”


Hunter-gatherer paleoecology, lithic technology, geoarchaeology, Paleoindian and Archaic periods, US Southwest and Plains.

Recent Publications:

2014      Huckell, Bruce B. and J. David Kilby Clovis Caches, Recent Discoveries and New Research.  University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque.

2014      Huckell, Bruce B. But How Do We Know If It’s Clovis?  An Examination of Clovis Overshot Flaking of Bifaces and a North Dakota Cache.  In Clovis  Caches, Recent Discoveries and New Research, edited by Bruce B. Huckell and J. David Kilby, pp. 133-152.  University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque.

2014      Huckell, Bruce B. West of the Plains: Paleoindians in the Southwest.  In Archaeology in the Great Basin and Southwest: Papers in Honor of Don D. Fowler, edited by Nancy J. Parezo and Joel C. Janetski, pp. 17-34.  University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City

2013      Kilby, J. David and Bruce B. Huckell Clovis Caches: Current Perspectives and Future Directions.  In Paleoamerican Odyssey, edited by Kelly E. Graf, Caroline V. Ketron, and Michael R. Waters, pp. 257-272.  Center for the Study of the First Americans, Department of Anthropology, Texas A & M University, College Station.

2013      Hamilton, Marcus J., Briggs Buchanan, Bruce B. Huckell, Vance T. Holliday, M. Steve Shackley, and Matthew E. Hill Clovis Paleoecology and Lithic Technology in the Central Rio Grande Rift Region, New Mexico. American Antiquity 78: 248-265.

2011      Huckell, Bruce B., J. David Kilby, Matthew T. Boulanger, and Michael D. Glascock Sentinel Butte: Neutron Activation Analysis of White River Group Chert from a Primary Source and Artifacts from a Clovis Cache in North Dakota, USA.  Journal of Archaeological Science 38: 965-976.