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Tiffany Terneny


Email: Tiffany Terneny
Office Location:
Administration Building 270B
Phone: (303) 556-6607
Fax: (303) 556-2801
Office Hours:  By appointment
Areas of Expertise:

PhD. Archaeology, University of Texas at Austin, USA, 2005
M.A. Anthropology (Archaeology and Forensic Anthropology), University    of Montana – Missoula, USA 1997
B.S. Anthropology, University of Houston – Main Campus, USA, 1995

Professional Affiliations & Registrations
•Register of Professional Archaeologists
•Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologists
•Texas Archaeological Society
•Society for American Archaeology
•Society for Historic Archaeology
•Council for Texas Archaeology

My Ph.D. focused on Prehistoric Archaeology and Mortuary Practices. My dissertation examines the Brownsville Complex of South Texas and its place in the temporal framework of South Texas, Coastal and Mexican Archeology. I have worked as both an Archeologist (Prehistoric and Historic) and a Physical Anthropologist (Forensic Anthropologist and Bioarcheologist) for Private Cultural Resource Management (Archaeology) Companies, the Federal Government and Universities, and I havereceived formal training in all Federal cultural resource laws and regulations including the National Historic Preservation Act, the Archeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA), and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). I am extremely interested in Hunter Gatherers, Mortuary and Death Practices, Forensic Anthropology, Historic and Prehistoric Archaeology, and Cultural Anthropology and how it can better help us understand each other in an ever changing world. I welcome the opportunity to convey to students what types of jobs are available in Archeology and Anthropology and share my extensive field, research, writing, and management experience in Archaeology and Anthropology.

Select Publications

•Phase I Cultural Resource Investigation of Proposed ND04 Tobacco Garden (EnSite 12773) Telecommunications Tower Project Area, Watford City, McKenzie County, North Dakota. November 2012.

•Phase I Cultural Resource Investigation of Proposed ND02 Dunseith (EnSite 12604) Telecommunications Tower Project Area. Dunseith, Rolette County, North Dakota. November 2012.

•Phase I Cultural Resource Investigation of Proposed   ND03 Buxton (EnSite 12603) Telecommunications Tower Project Area, Buxton, Trail County, North Dakota. November 2012.

•Phase I Cultural Resource Investigation of Proposed ND03 Lake Ashtabula (EnSite 12607) Telecommunications Tower Project Area, Luverne, Barnes County, North Dakota. November 2012.

•Hermosa West Wind Farm Project Phase I Archaeological Survey Report, Albany County, Wyoming. Alcott Archaeology and ERM for Western Area Power Administration. 2009.

•Class III Cultural Resource Inventory of the Westside Irrigation District Land Conveyance Project, Big Horn and Washakie Counties, Wyoming. Cultural Resource Analysts Inc. Longmont, Colorado. 2008.

•Westside Irrigation Project, Big Horn and Washakie Counties Wyoming. Cultural Resource Analysts, Longmont Colorado. 2008.

​Anth 3142: Cultural Diversity in the Modern World

Anth 2102: Culture and the Human Experience

Anth 3666: Anthropology of Death

Anth 3700: Lost Worlds and Crustal Skulls