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Jennifer J. Thatcher

Address: 1141 SW Sunset Drive, Corvallis, Oregon 97333
Phone (Office): (541)740-5767
Internet: jthatcher@willanalytics.com
World Wide Web: www.willanalytics.com

EDUCATION

  • M.A., Oregon State University, Interdisciplinary Studies, 2000
  • B.A., University of Oregon, Anthropology, 1991

AREAS OF INTEREST

  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Obsidian Studies
  • Prehistory of the Far Western United States

RELATED EXPERIENCE

  • 1996-2013, Assistant Program Director, Northwest Research Obsidian Studies Laboratory, Corvallis, Oregon.
  • 1997-2002, GIS Technician, Oregon State University Research Forests, Corvallis, Oregon.
  • 1998, Teaching Assistant, Oregon State University Anthropology Department, Corvallis, Oregon.
  • Field Technician, Oregon State University Research Forests, Corvallis, Oregon. Cultural resource survey of timber stands.
  • Field Technician, International Archaeological Research Investigations, Inc., Stayton, Oregon. Cultural resource survey of a transmission line right-of-way.
  • 1996, Field and Laboratory Technician, Applied Earthworks, Inc., Albany, Oregon.
  • 1995, Volunteer, Ogden Environmental and Energy Services, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • 1995, Volunteer, Bishop Museum. Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • 1995, Volunteer, State Historic Preservation Division, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • 1995, Field Technician, Western Resources Consulting, Eugene, Oregon.
  • 1994-1995, Lead Lab Technician, INFOTEC Research, Inc., Buellton, California, Central Coast Aqueduct Project.
  • 1994, Lead Lab Technician, INFOTEC Research, Inc., Eugene, Oregon, PGT-PG&E Pipeline Expansion Project.
  • 1994, Field Technician, INFOTEC Research, Inc., Lompoc, California, Central Coast Aqueduct Project.
  • 1994, Volunteer, U. S. Forest Service, Oakridge, Oregon. Passport in Time, Rigdon Meadows. Data recovery excavations of an early historic site.
  • 1992-1994, Lead Lab Technician, INFOTEC Research, Inc., Eugene, Oregon, PGT-PG&E Pipeline Expansion Project.
  • 1994-1995, Lead Field Technician, INFOTEC Research, Inc., Eugene, Oregon, PGT-PG&E Pipeline Expansion Project.
  • 1991, Lab Technician, INFOTEC Research, Inc., Eugene, Oregon, PGT-PG&E Pipeline Expansion Project.
  • 1991, Volunteer, Heritage Research Associates, Inc., Eugene, Oregon.
  • 1991, Field Technician, Heritage Research Associates, Inc., Eugene, Oregon.
  • 1991, Field/Laboratory Technician, INFOTEC Research, Inc., Eugene, Oregon, Goshen-Immigrant Road ODOT Project.
  • 1991, Field Technician, Oregon State Museum of Anthropology, Eugene, Oregon.
  • 1991, Assistant, University of Oregon Obsidian Hydration Laboratory, Eugene, Oregon.
  • 1991, Laboratory Technician, University of Oregon, Department of Anthropology, Archaeology Laboratory.
  • 1990, Archaeological Field School, University of Oregon, Silver Lake, Oregon.

PUBLICATIONS, PAPERS, AND PRESENTATIONS

  • Binning, Jeanne Day, Alan P. Garfinkel, Jennifer J. Thatcher, Craig E. Skinner and Brian Wickstrom. 2009. Obsidian Hydration, Cut Sample Selection, and Technological Aspects of Debitage. Poster presented at the 74th Annual Society for American Archaeology Meetings, Atlanta, Georgia, April 22-26th, 2009.
  • O’Grady, Patrick, Chuck Morlan, Scott Thomas, Craig E. Skinner, and Jennifer J. Thatcher. 2008. Geochemical Sourcing of Five Crescents from the Alvord Desert of Southeastern Oregon. Current Archaeological Happenings in Oregon 33(3):8-9.
  • Speakman, Robert J., Michael D. Glascock, Robert H. Tykot, Christophe Descantes, Jennifer J. Thatcher, Craig E. Skinner, and Kyra M. Lienhop. 2007. Laser Ablation ICP-MS Characterization of Archaeological Materials for Provenance-Based Research. In Archaeological Chemistry: Analytical Techniques and Archaeological Interpretation, edited by Michael D. Glascock, Robert J. Speakman, and Rachel S. Popelka-Filcoff, pp. 275-296. American Chemical Society Symposium Series 968, Washington, D. C.
  • Haarklau, Lynn, Lynn Johnson, David L. Wagner, Richard E. Hughes, Craig E. Skinner, Jennifer J. Thatcher, and Keith Myhrer. 2005. Fingerprints in the Great Basin: The Nellis Air Force Base Regional Sourcing Study. Report prepared for Nellis Air Force Base by Prewitt and Associates, Inc., Austin, Texas.
  • Maguire, Chris C., Carol L. Chambers, Debora L. Johnson, and Jennifer J. Thatcher, editors, GIS support, and cartography. 2005. College of Forestry Integrated Research Project: Ecological and Socioeconomic Responses to Alternative Silvicultural Treatments. Forest Research Laboratory Research Contribution 46, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon.
  • Skinner, Craig E., Jennifer J. Thatcher, Dennis L. Jenkins, and Albert C. Oetting. 2004. X-Rays, Artifacts, and Procurement Ranges: A Mid-Project Snapshop of Prehistoric Obsidian Procurements Patterns in the Fort Rock Basin of Oregon. In Early and Middle Holocene Archaeology of the Northern Great Basin, edited by Dennis L. Jenkins, Thomas J. Connolly, and C. Melvin Aikens, pp. 221-232. University of Oregon Anthropological Papers 62, Eugene, Oregon.
  • Beck, Charlotte, George T. Jones, Dennis L. Jenkins, Craig E. Skinner, and Jennifer J. Thatcher. 2004. Fluted or Basally-Thinned? Re-Examination of a Lanceolate Point from the Connley Caves in the Fort Rock Basin. In Early and Middle Holocene Archaeology of the Northern Great Basin, edited by Dennis L. Jenkins, Thomas J. Connolly, and C. Melvin Aikens, pp. 281-294. University of Oregon Anthropological Papers 62, Eugene, Oregon.
  • Thatcher, Jennifer J. 2004. The Geochemical Characterization of Artifact Obsidian from the Connley Caves, Fort Rock Basin, Oregon. Paper presented at the 55th Annual Northwest Anthropological Conference, March 25-27, 2004, Eugene, Oregon.
  • Ann C. Bennett and Jennifer Thatcher. 2002. Bulldozing for Bifaces: Production, Procurement, and Provenance Analysis of an Obsidian Biface Cache from the Central Cascades of Oregon. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology Annual, Denver, Colorado.
  • Thomas, Scott, Patrick O’Grady, Craig Skinner and Jennifer Thatcher. 2002. Return to a Jack Rabbit Roasting Site (35HA3055) in Southeastern Oregon: The Obsidian Sourcing and Hydration Evidence. Paper presented at the 55th Northwest Anthropological Conference, Boise, Idaho, 2002.
  • Thatcher, Jennifer J. 2000. The Distribution of Geologic and Artifact Obsidian from the Silver Lake/Sycan Marsh Geochemical Source Group, South-Central Oregon. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Interdisciplinary Studies, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon.
  • Thatcher, Jennifer J. 2000. The Distribution of Geologic and Artifact Obsidian from the Silver Lake/Sycan Marsh Geochemical Source Group, South-Central Oregon. Paper presented at the Association of Oregon Archaeologists Fall Meeting, November 4, 2000, Eugene, Oregon.
  • Thatcher, Jennifer J. 1999. Distribution of Geochemically Characterized Non-cultural Obsidian from the Silver Lake/Sycan Marsh Obsidian Source, South-Central Oregon. Current Archaeological Happenings in Oregon 24(3):8-11.
  • Skinner, Craig E., Ann C. Bennett-Rogers, and Jennifer J. Thatcher. 1999. Obsidian Studies of Two Possible Wealth Blade Fragments from the Upqua/Eden Site (35-DO-83), Central Oregon Coast: Results of X-Ray Fluorescence and Obsidian Hydration Analysis. Current Archaeological Happenings in Oregon 24(2):17-23.
  • Rogers, Ann B., Debora Johnson, and Jennifer J. Thatcher. 1999. Education in Time and Space: Predictive Modeling and GIS, a Case Study. A paper presented at the Society of American Archaeology Annual Meeting, March, 1999, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Jenkins, Dennis L., Craig E. Skinner, Jennifer J. Thatcher, and Keenan Hoar. 1999. Obsidian Characterization and Hydration Results of the Fort Rock Basin Prehistory Project. A Paper Presented at the 52nd Northwest Anthropological Conference, Newport, Oregon, April 1999.
  • Lebow, Clayton G., Douglas R. Harro, Charles M. Hodges, Andrew J. Bailey, and Jennifer J. Thatcher. 1996. Archaeological Investigations Along Oak Creek and Calapooia River, Albany, Oregon. Report prepared for PlanTek Management, Inc., Salem, Oregon, by Applied Earthworks, Inc., Fresno, California.

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