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Ashley Lemke

[Ashley Lemke]

Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
Last Updated: August 7, 2020
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Biography

Biography

Research Interests: Hunter-gatherers, Anthropological theory, Underwater archaeology, North America, the Arctic

Ashley Lemke is an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas in Arlington and Chair of the Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology. She is a leading researcher on the archaeology of hunter-gatherers. She has worked extensively on both terrestrial and underwater archaeological projects from the Lower Paleolithic in Europe to 19th-century Nunamiut archaeological sites in the arctic. She is an expert on submerged ancient sites in the Americas and has researched such sites in the Gulf of Mexico, Great Lakes, and Atlantic Ocean.


Education

Education

    • 2016 PhD in Anthropology
      University Michigan Ann Arbor, 2016
    • 2010 MA in Anthropology
      University Michigan Ann Arbor, 2010
    • 2008 BA in Anthropology
      The University of Texas at Austin, 2008

Appointments

Appointments

    • 2017 to Present Visiting Assistant Professor
      University of Michigan
      Research affiliation
    • 2016 to Present Assistant Professor
      Sociology and Anthropology , University of Texas at Arlington
    • 2016 to 2016 Postdoctoral Research Fellow
      University of Michigan

Memberships

    • 2017 to Present Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology
    • 2015 to Present Society for Historical Archaeology
    • 2008 to Present Society for American Archaeology

Awards and Honors

    • Dec  2020 President's Award for Excellence in Teaching sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington
    • Apr  2019 Dean’s Accolade Endowment Award sponsored by College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas at Arlington
    • Apr  2019 Outstanding Teaching Award for Tenure-Track Faculty sponsored by College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas at Arlington
    • Dec  2018 Gender and Minority Affairs Committee Diversity Field School Award sponsored by Society for Historical Archaeology
    • Dec  2017 Louise Williams Distinguished Dissertation Award sponsored by Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan
    • Dec  2014 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award sponsored by Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan
    • Dec  2013 Milford H. Wolpoff Graduate Student Publication Award sponsored by Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan
    • Dec  2010 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award sponsored by Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan
    • Dec  2009 Department of Anthropology Service Award sponsored by Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan

Support & Funding

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • 2017 to 2020 Modeling Caribou Migrations and Traditional Hunting Strategies in a Virtual World Simulation sponsored by  -  $168847
      Ashley Lemke (Funded)
    • 2015 to 2019 A Test Of Seasonal Models Of Early Holocene Subsistence And Settlement Strategies sponsored by  -  $189803
      Ashley Lemke (Funded)
    • June 2018 to Aug 2019 Underwater Archaeology: Evidence for Prehistoric Peoples on the Atlantic Continental Shelf sponsored by  -  $10000
      Ashley Lemke (Funded)
    • 2014 to 2016 Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant: Insight Into Early US Social And Subsistence Adaptation sponsored by  -  $25175
      Ashley Lemke (Funded)

Publications


      2018
      • Book
        Foraging in the Past: Archaeological Studies of Hunter-Gatherer Diversity
        [Lemke, Ashley]. "University Press of Colorado ".

      2015
      • Book
        Caribou Hunting in the Upper Great Lakes: Archaeological, Ethnographic, and Paleoenvironmental Perspectives
        Univeristy of Michigan Museum of Anthropology Memoirs, No. 57
        [Sonnenburg, E., Lemke, Ashley, O'Shea, J. ].

      2019
      • Book Chapter
        The End of an Era? Early Holocene Paleoindian Caribou Hunting in a Great Lakes Glacial Refugium
        People and Culture in Ice Age Americas: New Dimensions in Paleoamerican Archaeology
        [Lemke, Ashley, O'Shea, John, Suárez , R., Ardelean , C.]. 156-171. "Utah University Press".

      2018
      • Book Chapter
        Hunter-Gatherers and Archaeology
        Foraging in the Past: Archaeological Studies of Hunter-Gatherer Diversity
        [Lemke, Ashley, Lemke, Ashley]. 3-18. "University Press of Colorado ".
      • Book Chapter
        Underwater Archaeology and Archaeo-Ethnology of Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherers: Examining the role of ethnography in prehistoric forager research beneath the North American Great Lakes
        Foraging in the Past: Archaeological Studies of Hunter-Gatherer Diversity
        [Lemke, Ashley, Lemke, Ashley]. 49-75. "University Press of Colorado ".

      2015
      • Book Chapter
        Comparing Global Ungulate Hunting Strategies and Structures
        Caribou Hunting in the Upper Great Lakes: Archaeological, Ethnographic, and Paleoenvironmental Perspectives
        [Lemke, Ashley, Sonnenburg, E., Lemke, A.K., O'Shea, J.]. 57, 73-79.
      • Book Chapter
        Hunters and Hunting on the Alpena-Amberley Ridge during the Late Paleoindian and Early Archaic Periods
        Caribou Hunting in the Upper Great Lakes: Archaeological, Ethnographic, and Paleoenvironmental Perspectives
        [Lemke, Ashley, Sonnenburg, E., Lemke, A.K., O'Shea, J.]. 57, 169-176.
      • Book Chapter
        Lithic Artifacts from Submerged Archaeological Sites on the Alpena- Amberley Ridge
        Caribou Hunting in the Upper Great Lakes: Archaeological, Ethnographic, and Paleoenvironmental Perspectives
        [Lemke, Ashley, Sonnenburg, E., Lemke, A.K., O'Shea, J.]. 57, 139-146.

      2013
      • Book Chapter
        Approaches to the Archaeological Investigation of Submerged Landscapes: Research on the Alpena-Amberley Ridge, Lake Huron
        Proceedings of the Joint International Diving Symposium and American Academy of Underwater Sciences and European Scientific Diving Panel
        [O'Shea, J., Lemke, Ashley, Reynolds, R.G., Sonnenburg, E., Meadows, G., Lang, M., Sayer, M.]. 201-205.

      In Process
      2019
      • Journal Article
        The Archaeology of Large‐Scale Manipulation of Prey: The Economic and Social Dynamics of Mass Hunting edited by Kristen Carlson and Leland C. Bement Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2018. 296 pp.
        [Lemke, Ashley]. American Anthropologist. 121(3), 774-775. "Wiley". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aman.13288
        http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aman.13288

      2018
      • Journal Article
        In the Eastern Fluted Point Tradition: Volume II. JOSEPH A. M. GINGERICH, editor, 2018. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City. xvii + 511 pp. $75.00 (hardcover), ISBN 978-1-6078-1578-5.
        [Lemke, AshleyK.]. American Antiquity. 83(4), 763-764. "Cambridge University Press (CUP)". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/aaq.2018.46
        http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/aaq.2018.46

      2017
      • Journal Article
        "The Seasonality of Prehistoric Caribou Hunting in Northeastern North America"
        [Lemke, Ashley, O'Shea, J.M.]. PaleoAmerica . 3(4), 374-382.

      2016
      • Journal Article
        "Specialized Bone Working in the Bronze Age? The Organization of Production at Pecica-Şanţul Mare, Romania"
        [Nicodemus, A., Lemke, Ashley]. Cuadernos del Instituto Nacional de Antropología y Pensamiento Latinoamericano. 3(2), 130-120.

      2015
      • Journal Article
        "Early Art in North America: Clovis and Later Paleoindian Incised Artifacts from the Gault Site, Texas"
        [Lemke, Ashley, Wernecke, D.C., Collins, M.B.]. American Antiquity. 80(1), 113-133.
      • Journal Article
        "Great Lakes Rangifer and Paleoindians: Archaeological and Paleontological Caribou Remains from Michigan"
        [Lemke, Ashley]. PaleoAmerica. 1(3), 276-283.

      2014
      • Journal Article
        "A 9,000- year-old Caribou Hunting Structure beneath Lake Huron"
        [O'Shea, J.M., Lemke, Ashley, Sonnenburg, E., Reynolds, R.G., Abbot, B.]. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 111(19), 6911-6915.
      • Journal Article
        "Using Agent-based Modeling and Cultural Algorithms to Predict the Location of Submerged Ancient Occupational Sites"
        [Reynolds, R.G., Salaymeh, A., O'Shea, J., Lemke, Ashley]. AI Matters. 1(1), 12-14.

      2013
      • Journal Article
        "Cutmark Systematics: Analyzing Morphometrics and Spatial Patterning at Palangana"
        [Lemke, Ashley]. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology. 32(1), 16-27.
      • Journal Article
        "Early Paleoindian Big Game Hunting: Provisioning or Politics?"
        [Speth, J.D., Newlander, K., White, A.A., Lemke, Ashley, Anderson, L.E.]. Quaternary International : the Journal of the International Union for Quaternary Research. 85, 111-139.
      • Journal Article
        "Nobody Knows the Way of the Caribou": Rangifer Hunting at 45° North Latitude
        [O'Shea, J.M., Lemke, Ashley, Reynolds, R.]. Quaternary International : the Journal of the International Union for Quaternary Research. 297, 36-44.

      2008
      • Journal Article
        "Preliminary Analysis of Turtle Material from the Gault Site, Texas"
        [Lemke, Ashley, Timperley, C.]. Current Research in the Pleistocene. 25, 115-188.

Presentations

    •  2020
      Lemke, Ashley, "Lost and Found: The Nexus of Cemetery ID, Archaeology, Urban Planning, and Community Involvement", Austin, TX. ( , 2020).
    •  2020
      O'Shea, John (Author), Lemke, Ashley (Author), "Micro-regional Archaeology Underwater: Approaches to Documenting Submerged Prehistoric Sites", Boston, MA. ( , 2020).
    •  2020
      Lemke, Ashley (Co-Chair), "Underwater Cultural Heritage: An ACUA Sponsored Workshop", Boston, MA. ( , 2020).
    •  2019
      Lemke, Ashley, "Anthropology Underwater: Lessons from Investigating 9,000-year-old submerged sites in the Great Lakes", Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia. ( , 2019).
    •  2019
      Lemke, Ashley, "Prehistoric Archaeology Underwater", Arlington, TX. ( , 2019).
    •  2019
      Lemke, Ashley, "Submerged Precontact Archaeology in North America", Washington, D.C.. ( , 2019).
    •  2019
      Lemke, Ashley, "“Missing” Cemeteries: Historic Maps and Endangered Mortuary Customs in Texas. ", Austin, TX. ( , 2019).
    •  2018
      Lemke, Ashley (Author & Presenter), "Anthropology Underwater: Landscape Archaeology above and below water in the Great Lakes", Washington D.C. . ( , 2018).
    •  2018
      Way, Phylicia , Anderson, Jennifer, Lassen, Robert , Lemke, Ashley (Author & Presenter), "Archaeology at Way Ranch: A Multicomponent Site in Central Texas", San Antonio, TX. ( , 2018).
    •  2018
      Lemke, Ashley (Discussant), "How can the United States better help protect and preserve culture around the world? ", Cultural Heritage Coordinating Committee, Washington D.C.. ( , 2018).
    •  2018
      O'Shea, John, Lemke, Ashley (Author & Presenter), "Microregional Archaeology Underwater and New Techniques for Discovering Submerged Prehistoric Sites". ( , 2018).
    •  2018
      Lemke, Ashley (Discussant), "Underwater Archaeology Skills, Training, and Opportunities in U.S. Colleges", New Orleans, LA. ( , 2018).
    •  2017
      Buck, L., Lemke, Ashley (Author & Presenter), "Archaeological Field School at Way Ranch", Grapevine, TX. ( , 2017).
    •  2017
      Lemke, Ashley (Author), Lassen, R., Barrett, J., Bethell, T., Griffin, G., Ramsey, J., "Archaeology at Way Ranch: Historic to Paleoindian Occupations in San Marcos, TX,", Grapevine, TX. ( , 2017).
    •  2017
      Lemke, Ashley (Leader), "Archaeology of Submerged Landscapes: New Directions for Underwater Research", Fort Worth, TX. ( , 2017).
    •  2017
      Lemke, Ashley (Author & Presenter), O'Shea, J.M., "Cooperation or Competition?The Underwater Archaeology of Communal Hunting Structures", Vancouver, BC. ( , 2017).
    •  2017
      Sonnenburg, L., Boyce, J., Lemke, Ashley (Author), O'Shea, J., "From Bathtubs to Big Lakes: Remote Sensing in Underwater Archaeology in the Great Lakes Region", Ottawa, Canada. ( , 2017).
    •  2017
      Lemke, Ashley (Author), O'Shea, J.M., "The Next 50 Years of Archaeology Underwater", Fort Worth, TX. ( , 2017).
    •  2016
      Lemke, Ashley (Presenter), "Anthropology Underwater: Hunter-Gatherers and Hunting Architecture in the Great Lakes", Texas A & M University. ( , 2016).
    •  2016
      Lemke, Ashley (Author & Presenter), O'Shea, J.M., "Diving into Environmental Change: Underwater Archaeology of a Holocene Refugium in the Great Lakes", Orlando, FL. ( , 2016).
    •  2016
      Lemke, Ashley (Discussant), "Issues in Submerged Prehistoric Archeology in the Americas", Orlando, FL. ( , 2016).
    •  2016
      Lemke, Ashley (Author & Presenter), O'Shea, J.M., "Seasons of Change: An Investigation of Paleoindian Mobility and Interaction on a Submerged Landscape", Langhorn, PA. ( , 2016).
    •  2015
      Lemke, Ashley (Chair), "Foraging Spectra: Hunter-Gatherer Diversity in Prehistory", San Francisco, CA. ( , 2015).
    •  2015
      Lemke, Ashley (Author & Presenter), "Hunter-Gatherers and Prehistory", San Francisco, CA. ( , 2015).
    •  2015
      O'Shea, J.M., Lemke, Ashley (Author), Sonnenburg, E., "Microregional Approaches to Underwater Landscapes and Submerged Archaeological Sites", San Francisco, CA. ( , 2015).
    •  2015
      Lemke, Ashley (Author & Presenter), O'Shea, J.M., "Prehistoric Archaeology Underwater: Lessons from Hunting Caribou Hunters beneath Lake Huron", Seattle, WA. ( , 2015).
    •  2015
      Sonnenburg, E., O'Shea, J.M., Lemke, Ashley (Author), "Where the Hunters Hunted: Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction of the Submerged Archaeological Landscapes of the Alpena-Amberley Ridge, Lake Huron", San Francisco, CA. ( , 2015).
    •  2014
      Sonnenburg, E., O'Shea, J.M., Lemke, Ashley (Author), Reynolds, R.G., "A Nested Search Strategy for Locating Submerged Late Paleoindian-Early Archaic Caribou Hunting Structures on the Alpena-Amberley Ridge in Lake Huron", London, Ontario. ( , 2014).
    •  2014
      Lemke, Ashley (Author & Presenter), "Converging Lines of Evidence: Clovis diet at the Gault site", Austin, TX. ( , 2014).
    •  2014
      Nicodemus, A. (Author & Presenter), Lemke, Ashley, "From the Bronze to Iron Age: Diachronic faunal investigations at Pecica Şanţul Mare, Romania", Austin, TX. ( , 2014).
    •  2014
      Lemke, Ashley (Author & Presenter), O'Shea, J.M., Sonnenburg, E., "Hunters and Hunting on the Alpena-Amberley Ridge: Underwater Archaeology in Lake Huron", Champaign, IL. ( , 2014).
    •  2014
      Wernecke, C., Lemke, Ashley (Author & Presenter), "Incised Stones from the Area 15 Excavation: The Gault Site, Central Texas", Austin, TX. ( , 2014).
    •  2014
      Sonnenburg, E., O'Shea, J.M., Lemke, Ashley (Author), "Landscapes of Submerged Caribou Hunting Structure on the Alpena-Amberley Ridge, Lake Huron, USA", Vancouver, BC, Canada. ( , 2014).
    •  2014
      Nicodemus, A. (Author), Lemke, Ashley, "Specialized Bone Working the Bronze Age? The organization of production at Pecica Şanțul Mare, Romania", San Rafael, Argentina. ( , 2014).
    •  2013
      Lemke, Ashley, O'Shea, J.M., Sonnenburg, E., "Late Paleoindian and Early Archaic Caribou Hunters underneath Lake Huron", Santa Fe, NM. ( , 2013).
    •  2012
      Lemke, Ashley (Author & Presenter), "Archaeology of Meat Sharing", Memphis, TN. ( , 2012).
    •  2011
      Lemke, Ashley (Author & Presenter), Newlander, K., White, A.A., Anderson, L.E., "Paleoindian Big Game Hunting: Provisioning or Politics", Sacramento, CA. ( , 2011).
    •  2010
      Lemke, Ashley (Author & Presenter), Wells, B., Halligan, J., Halteman, J., "Modeling Submerged Landscapes: Predicting human habitation and archaeological recovery in the Gulf of Mexico", St. Louis, MO. ( , 2010).
    •  2009
      Hemmings, C.A., Lemke, Ashley (Author & Presenter), Adovasio, J.M., Halligan, J., "Not fit for man nor beast: The inundated continental shelf and the modern coastal distribution of Paleoindian and proboscidean remains in North America", Atlanta, GA. ( , 2009).

Courses

      • ANTH 3360-001 ARCHAEOLOGY IN PRACTICE
        (Course Id: 113755)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • ANTH 2339-001 INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY
        (Course Id: 106964)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • ANTH 4191-014 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 107005)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • ANTH 2339-001 INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY
        (Course Id: 106964)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ANTH 3358-001 UNDERWATER ARCHAEOLOGY
        (Course Id: 112940)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ANTH 4398-001 FIELD SCHOOL
        (Topic: Sum Field Sch in Archaeolog | Course Id: 107028)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2019
      • ANTH 2339-001 INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY
        (Course Id: 106964)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ANTH 4358-001 TOPICS IN ARCHAEOLOGY
        (Topic: Archaeology in Practice | Course Id: 107023)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ANTH 3354-001 ANTHROPOLOGY OF HUNTING
        (Course Id: 112838)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ANTH 2339-001 INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY
        (Course Id: 106964)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ANTH 4398-001 FIELD SCHOOL
        (Topic: Sum Field Sch in Archaeolog | Course Id: 107028)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ANTH 4191-007 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 107005)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ANTH 2339-001 INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY
        (Course Id: 106964)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ANTH 4358-001 TOPICS IN ARCHAEOLOGY
        (Topic: Stone Tools | Course Id: 107023)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ANTH 2339-001 INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY
        (Course Id: 106964)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ANTH 4358-001 TOPICS IN ARCHAEOLOGY
        (Topic: UNDERWATER ARCHAEOLOGY | Course Id: 107023)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ANTH 4398-001 FIELD SCHOOL
        (Topic: Archaeology Field School-PRA | Course Id: 107028)
        Summer - Summer Intersession - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ANTH 4191-014 CONFERENCE COURSE
        (Course Id: 107005)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ANTH 2339-001 INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY
        (Course Id: 106964)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ANTH 4322-001 PROBLEMS IN ANTHROPOLOGY
        (Topic: Anthropology of Hunting | Course Id: 107013)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ANTH 2339-001 INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY
        (Course Id: 106964)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus

Service to the University

    • 2016 to  Present Faculty Advisor
      Anthropology Club

Service to the Profession

    • 2020 to  Present
      Chair
      Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology
    • 2020 to  Present
      Board of Directors
      Society for Historical Archaeology
    • 2019 to  Present
      Reviewer, Book
      American Anthropologist
    • 2018 to  Present
      Reviewer, Book
      American Antiquity
    • 2017 to  Present
      Board of Directors
      Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology
    • 2017 to  Present
      Editorial Review Board Member
      Journal of Texas Archaeology and History
    • 2019 to  2020
      Officer, Vice Chair
      Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology
    • 2017 to  2019
      Officer, Secretary
      Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology
    • 2017 to  2018
      Task Force Member
      Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology Mentoring Program
    • Jan 2018 to  Jan 2018
      Discussant
      “Underwater Archaeology, Skills, Training, and Opportunities in U.S. Colleges,” Society for Historical Archaeology Annual Meeting
    • Jan 2017 to  Jan 2017
      Program Organizer
      Roundtable Lunch Host, Society for Historical Archaeology Meeting
    • 2015 to  2016
      Editorial Assistant
      Journal of Anthropological Archaeology
    • Apr 2016 to  Apr 2016
      “Issues in Submerged Prehistoric Archaeology in the Americas,” Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting
      Discussant