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Amy Gusick

Associate Curator, Anthropology

Dr. Gusick is an environmental archaeologist with extensive experience in cultural resource management, underwater archaeology, and NAGPRA relations. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from Seton Hall University, with a major in journalism, in 1997, and a Master's degree in 2007 and Ph.D. in 2012 from the Archaeology program of UC Santa Barbara.


Dr. Gusick's research interests focus on human-environmental dynamics, the development of maritime societies, peopling of the Americas, and hunter-gatherer subsistence and settlement. Her current research projects focus on early human coastal migration and settlement and the effect of environmental stress on Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene human groups along the Pacific Rim.

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