Denay Grund, MA

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Denay is a Senior Archaeologist and Geoarchaeologist at Far Western’s Great Basin Branch. She received her B.S. in Geology at the University of Nebraska, Omaha in 2019 and her M.A. in Anthropology at the University of Nevada, Reno in 2021. For her thesis research, she constructed a geomorphic and cultural history of Painters Flat, California. She has conducted research in Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, and California. Her previous experiences include inventory, survey, excavation, and analyses of toolstone sources, archaeological site distributions, and geologic processes. She also taught field and laboratory techniques to undergraduate students. Her professional focus is on cultural resource inventory, evaluation, and data recovery as well as archaeological site formation, buried site sensitivity assessments, landform mapping, and paleontological survey. She is primarily interested in reconstructing past landscapes and understanding how people interacted with their ever-changing environment


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

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