Amanda Hartman, MA

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Amanda has worked in cultural resource management since 2006 and has been with Far Western’s Great Basin Branch in Carson City since 2016. She earned her MA in Anthropology/Archaeology from University of Nevada, Reno in 2019. Archaeological field work throughout the desert west and neighboring regions has afforded Ms. Hartman the opportunity to observe the geographic range of materials that culminated in graduate research investigating Paleoindian mobility patterns through the lens of geometric morphometrics and provenience modeling in paleoclimatic context. She has led crews on numerous survey projects that have documented a wide variety of resources including rock art, rockshelters, arborglyphs, and townsites. She also has experience in data recovery efforts focusing on precontact, contact-era, and Euroamerican resources. She has prepared technical reports and worked to develop contexts for National Register evaluation.

Evaluation and Testing
Effects Mitigation
Sensivity and Constraints
Environmental Planning Support
GIS and Cartography
Public Outreach and Interpretation
Amanda’s Key Projects
  • Duck Flat PPA. Class II and III cultural resource inventory of 4,088 acres for sage-steppe habitat restoration in northwest Washoe County, Nevada.
  • Twin Falls Class I BLM Twin Falls District south-central Idaho. This effort builds a context for 3.9 million acres of land managed by the Twin Falls, Idaho BLM.
  • Cultural Resource Inventory for the Mount Rose Fuels Reduction Project, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Washoe County, NV.
  • Bodie Hills Pinyon Stewardship and Meadow Restoration Project, Mono County, California.
  • Site Documentation and Evaluation within Liberty Utilities’ transmission line corridors in Placer and Nevada Counties, California
  • Archaeological Testing and Evaluation of Loci D and E at 26PE118 (CrNV-22-2194) at Trego Hot Springs
Amanda’s Featured Publications

Hartman, Amanda


Identifying Cultural Migration in Western North America through Morphometric Analysis of Early Holocene Projectile Points. Master’s thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of Nevada, Reno.

Clay, Vickie, Amanda Hartman, and Albert Garner


A Cultural Resources Management Plan for Eligible Historic Properties on Liberty Utilities Transmission Lines, Tahoe National Forest, Placer and Nevada Counties, California. Far Western Anthropological Research Group, Inc., Carson City, Nevada. Prepared for Liberty Utilities, South Lake Tahoe, California, and Tahoe National Forest, Truckee, California.

Clay, Vickie, and Erich Obermeyer, with contributions by Amanda Hartman and Steven Neidig


Prehistoric Condition Assessment and National Register of Historic Places Re-evaluation of Sites in Pot Hole Creek Canyon, Saylor Creek Range, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Owyhee County, Idaho. Far Western Anthropological Research Group, Inc., Carson City, Nevada. Report submitted to Mountain Home Air Force Base and GSA.

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