University of New Mexico, Anthropology (Archaeology), PhD 1999
Dissertation: “Climatic Stress in the Middle Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico: An Evaluation of Changes in Foraging Behaviors during the Late Archaic/Basketmaker II Period”
Paleoindian use of focal landscape resources; XRF studies of silicified rhyolites from prehistoric lithic quarries; Paleo-climate studies; Dynamics of geomorphological processes; Chrono-stratigraphy of rockshelter locations; Hunter-gatherer mobility and settlement at regional scales; Climate change and transitions from foraging to farming.
R Dello-Russo, 2013. The Water Canyon Paleoindian Site – Preliminary Evidence of Site Formation Processes, Site Structure and Late Paleoindian Lifeways. In EJ Brown, K Armstrong, DM Brugge, and CJ Condie, From the Pueblos to the Southern Plains: Papers in Honor of Regge Wiseman. Archaeological Society of New Mexico 39:51-63.
SC Lentz, R Dello-Russo, P McBride, D Tatum, LS Cummings, and C Yost, 2013. Evidence for Early Domesticates at LA 159879: An Early Agricultural Site in the Mimbres Bolson near Deming, Luna County, New Mexico. Edited volume for the 17th Mogollon Conference, University of Western New Mexico, Silver City.
R Dello-Russo, PA Walker, and VT Holliday, 2010. Recent Research Results from the Water Canyon Site, A Clovis and Late Paleoindian Locale in West-Central New Mexico. Current Research in the Pleistocene 27:30-31. Center for the Study of the First Americans, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.
R Dello-Russo, 2009. It’s an Impressive Alcove with Early Dates and Deep Deposits, But Did Paleoindians Actually Visit Lemitar Shelter? In EJ Brown, K Armstrong, DM Brugge and CJ Condie, Between the Mountains, Beyond the Mountains: Papers in Honor of Paul Williams. Archaeological Society of New Mexico Volume No. 35, pp. 33-48.
R Dello-Russo, 2008. Silicified Rhyolites at the Adobe Ranch: Comparisons to Other Source Areas in New Mexico and to Artifacts in the Adobe Ranch Project Area. In G Raymond, T Messerli, J Johnson, and A Silberberg, Results of the Adobe Ranch Land Exchange Data Recovery Project in Catron County, New Mexico. pp: 79-95. Ecosystem Management, Inc. Report Number 50711 prepared for USDI BLM Albuquerque District.
R Dello-Russo, and PA Walker, 2008. Recent Observations about Late Paleoamerican Adaptations in Northern New Mexico. Current Research in the Pleistocene 25:76-78. Center for the Study of the First Americans, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.
R Dello-Russo, 2008. Got Water? Modeling the Early Use of Maize in Regions of the Southwest – Gila Mountains and Beyond. In K Kindscher and W Norris, New Mexico Botanist, Special Issue 1:17-33. Las Cruces, NM.
R Dello-Russo, VT Holliday, and PA Walker, 2004. Early Holocene Radiocarbon Dates from Lemitar Shelter, Socorro County, New Mexico. Current Research in the Pleistocene 21:30-31. Center for the Study of the First Americans, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.
R Dello-Russo, 2003. The Responses of Basketmaker II Foragers to Climatic Stress in the Middle Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico. In PF Reed, Anasazi Archaeology at the Millennium: Proceedings of the Sixth Occasional Anasazi Symposium, pp. 23-28. Center for Desert Archaeology Anthropological Papers, Tucson, AZ.
R Dello-Russo, 2003. Geochemical Comparisons of Silicified Rhyolites from Two Prehistoric Quarries and 11 Prehistoric Projectile Points, Socorro County, New Mexico. Geoarchaeology – An International Journal 19:237-264.