Kimberley Carpenter, MA

Kim Carpenter
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Kim is the President of Far Western and, as a Principal and Project Manager, works out of the company’s Main Office in Davis. She received her B.A. from California State University, Long Beach in 1992 and her M.A. from California State University, Chico, in 1998. She has spent the last several years managing large, complex, and time-sensitive projects for our energy-sector clients. Her research interests include human adaptation as viewed through the lens of evolutionary ecology. The results of her research have been published by the Smithsonian Institution Press, American Antiquity, and the Nevada State Museum. Ms. Carpenter currently serves as Treasurer for the Great Basin Anthropological Association and is a member of the societies for American and California Archaeology.


Evaluation and Testing
Effects Mitigation
Sensivity and Constraints
Environmental Planning Support
GIS and Cartography
Public Outreach and Interpretation

Kim’s Key Projects

  • PG&E Cultural Resources On-Call Contract
  • Encinosa, Ulatis, and Alamo Detention Basins for the City of Vacaville
  • Lauer Dam

Kim’s Featured Publications

McGuire, Kelly R., Kimberley L. Carpenter, and Jeffery S. Rosenthal


Great Basin Hunters of the Sierra Nevada. In Meeting at the margins: Prehistoric Cultural Interactions in the Intermountain West, edited by Dave Rhode, pp. 124-141. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Whitaker, Adrian R., and Kimberley L. Carpenter


Economic Foraging at a Distance is Not a Question of If but When: A Response to Grimstead. American Antiquity. 77(1):160-167.

Hildebrandt, William R., and Kimberley Carpenter


Native Hunting Adaptations in California: Changing Patterns of Resource Use from the Early Holocene to European Contact. In Indigenous Subsistence Economies of North America, edited by Bruce Smith, pp. 131-146. Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, Washington, DC.

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