ROBERT D. DELLO-RUSSO, Ph.D.AddressTelephone (voice mail)Cell phoneE-mail1717 Lomas Boulevard, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001505-277-2870 (work)970-250-8139 (personal)[email protected] HISTORYPh.D., 1999in Anthropology (Archeology), University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM“Climatic Stress in the Middle Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico: An Evaluationof Changes in Foraging Behaviors during the Late Archaic / Basketmaker IIPeriod.”M.A., 1991in Anthropology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NMB.A., 1972in Economics; Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PAPROFESSIONAL POSITIONSDecember 2013 to Present: Director. Office of Contract Archeology / Maxwell Museum ofAnthropology / University of New Mexico. 40 hours per week. Supervisor: James Dixon,Director, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology (505) 277-4210.March 2007 to December 2013: Deputy Director. Office of Archaeological Studies / Museum ofNew Mexico, Santa Fe, New Mexico. 40 hours per week. Supervisor: Eric Blinman,Director, Office of Archaeological Studies (505) 827-6470.January 2005 to March 2007: Cultural Resource Program Lead / Department Archaeologist. NewMexico Department of Game & Fish, Santa Fe, New Mexico. 40 hours per week.Supervisor: Michael Gustin, Assistant Chief, Conservation Services Division (505) 4768112.2002 to 2004: Research Associate. Maxwell Center for Anthropological Research, University ofNew Mexico Albuquerque, New Mexico. Senior Research Coordinator: Bruce Huckell /(505) 277-4405.August 1993 to Present: Principal Investigator. Escondida Research Group, LLC, Santa Fe, NewMexico. Principal Investigator: Patricia Walker (505) 466-3572.RECOGNITION and HONORS1990 thru 1991: UNM Lewis R. Binford Graduate Fellowship / 7000 per year.1990: Nominated to the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.1989 thru 1990: University of New Mexico Graduate Tuition Fellowship / 250 per year.RESEARCH PRIORITIES Paleoindian use of focal landscape resources; XRF studies of silicified rhyolites from prehistoric lithic quarries; Paleo-climate studies; Dynamics of geomorphological processes; Chrono-stratigraphy of rockshelter locations; Hunter-gatherer mobility and settlement at regional scales; Climate change & transitions from foraging to farming.
150 PUBLICATIONS, selected titles2013Dello-Russo, Robert D.Another Bison Kill Discovered at Water Canyon: Implications for SouthwesternPaleoindian Studies. New Mexico Archaeology – The Newsletter of the Friends ofArchaeology. August 2013, pp. 8-11, Santa Fe.2013Dello-Russo, Robert D.New Finds at the Water Canyon Paleoindian Site (LA 134764). NewsMAC – Newsletterof the New Mexico Archeological Council, Vol 2013-2.2013Dello-Russo, Robert D.The Water Canyon Paleoindian Site – Preliminary Evidence of Site FormationProcesses, Site Structure and Late Paleoindian Lifeways. In From the Pueblos to theSouthern Plains: Papers in Honor of Regge Wiseman, edited by Emily J. Brown, KarenArmstrong, David M. Brugge and Carol J. Condie. Archaeological Society of NewMexico Volume No. 39, pp. 51-63.2013Lentz, Stephen C., Robert Dello-Russo, Pamela McBride, Donald Tatum, Linda S.Cummings, and Chad YostEvidence for Early Domesticates at LA 159879: An Early Agricultural Site in theMimbres Bolson near Deming, Luna County, New Mexico. Edited volume for the 17thMogollon Conference, University of Western New Mexico, Silver City.2011Dello-Russo, Robert D.Paleoindian Research at the Water Canyon Site (LA134764)NewsMAC – Newsletter of the New Mexico Archeological Council, Vol.2011-1, pp 212.2011Dello-Russo, Robert D.DCA Scientists Recover Bison Bones Near Quemado Lake. Preservation New Mexico –the Newsletter of the NM Historic Preservation Division. Summer 2011, p. 11, SantaFe.2011Dello-Russo, Robert D.Analysis of Soil and Radiocarbon Samples from the Caja del Rio & Water CanyonPaleoindian Sites. New Mexico Archaeology – The Newsletter of the Friends ofArchaeology. May 2011, pp. 2-3, Santa Fe.2010Dello-Russo, Robert D., Patricia A. Walker and Vance T. Holliday. Recent ResearchResults from the Water Canyon Site, A Clovis and Late Paleoindian Locale in WestCentral New Mexico. Current Research in the Pleistocene, Volume 27, pp: 30-31.Center for the Study of the First Americans, Texas A&M University, College Station,TX.2010Dello-Russo, Robert D.Archaeological Testing at the Water Canyon Site (LA134764), Socorro County, NewMexico: Interim Report for the 2008 and 2009 Field Seasons. ERG Report No. 2009-09submitted to the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division, Santa Fe, by EscondidaResearch Group, LLC, Santa Fe.2009Dello-Russo, Robert D.It’s an Impressive Alcove with Early Dates and Deep Deposits, But Did PaleoindiansActually Visit Lemitar Shelter? In Between the Mountains, Beyond the Mountains:Papers in Honor of Paul Williams, edited by Emily J. Brown, Karen Armstrong, DavidM. Brugge and Carol J. Condie. Archaeological Society of New Mexico Volume No. 35,pp. 33-48.
Russo, RobertSilicified Rhyolites at the Adobe Ranch: Comparisons to Other Source Areas in NewMexico and to Artifacts in the Adobe Ranch Project Area. In Results of the AdobeRanch Land Exchange Data Recovery Project in Catron County, New Mexico, by G.Raymond, T. Messerli, J. Johnson and A. Silberberg, pp: 79-95. EcosystemManagement, Inc. Report Number 50711 prepared for USDI BLM AlbuquerqueDistrict.Dello-Russo, Robert D. and Patricia A. Walker.Recent Observations about Late Paleoamerican Adaptations in Northern New Mexico.Current Research in the Pleistocene, Volume 25, pp. 76-78. Center for the Study of theFirst Americans, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.Dello-Russo, Robert D.Got Water? Modeling the Early Use of Maize in Regions of the Southwest – GilaMountains and Beyond. In New Mexico Botanist, Special Issue 1, edited by KellyKindscher and William Norris, pp. 17-33, Las Cruces, NM.Dello-Russo, Robert D., Vance T. Holliday, and Patricia A Walker. Early HoloceneRadiocarbon Dates from Lemitar Shelter, Socorro County, New Mexico. CurrentResearch in the Pleistocene, Volume 21, pp: 30-31. Center for the Study of the FirstAmericans, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.Dello-Russo, Robert D.New Findings at the Lemitar Shelter Site, Socorro County, NM: Results of the 2003Field Season. Maxwell Center For Anthropological Research Newsletter 2.Dello-Russo, Robert D.The Responses of Basketmaker II Foragers to Climatic Stress in the Middle Rio GrandeValley of New Mexico. In Anasazi Archaeology at the Millenium: Proceedings of theSixth Occasional Anasazi Symposium, edited by Paul F. Reed, pp. 23-28. Center forDesert Archaeology Anthropological Papers, Tucson, AZ.Dello-Russo, Robert D.Geochemical Comparisons of Silicified Rhyolites from Two Prehistoric Quarries and 11Prehistoric Projectile Points, Socorro County, New Mexico. Geoarchaeology – AnInternational Journal, Volume 19, pp. 237-264.Dello-Russo, Robert D.Preliminary Archaeological Research at Lemitar Shelter (LA 18139). PreservationNewsletter, New Mexico Historic Preservation Division, Santa Fe, NM.Dello-Russo, Robert D.Results of XRF Trace Element Analysis of Silicified Rhyolites from Two PrehistoricQuarries. NewsMAC – Newsletter of the New Mexico Archeological Council, Vol. 2001.Dello-Russo, Robert D.Six Paleoindian Projectile Points from West-central New Mexico. Current Research inthe Pleistocene, Volume 18, pp.15-16, Center for the Study of the First Americans,Corvallis, OR.Dello-Russo, Robert D.Resource Defense and Social Inequality on the Northwest Coast: The Case of theCoast Salish. Haliksa'i: Contributions in Anthropology Volume 8, pp. 69-85, Universityof New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.
Research Funding ( 100,000)2013 15,000 Paleoindian-age Geomorphology and Environments at the Williams Sink,Southeastern New MexicoSteven A. Hall and Robert D. Dello-RussoNM Historic Preservation Division and NM Bureau of Land Management2013 3,200 Water Canyon Paleoindian Site 2013 Field Season Mechanical ExcavatorRobert D. Dello-Russo / OASArgonaut Archaeological Research Fund, Tucson, AZ2013 2,000 Water Canyon Paleoindian Site / Pollen AnalysisRobert D. Dello-Russo / OASPrivate Donation2012 375 Northern New Mexico Dacite XRF Sourcing StudyRobert D. Dello-Russo / OASTaos Archaeological Society2011 2700 Water Canyon Paleoindian Site / Residue AnalysesRobert D. Dello-Russo / OASMuseum of NM Foundation / Friends of Archaeology & Private Donations2011( 4,400 value) for 11 radiocarbon dates at no chargeRadiocarbon Dates on Charcoal & Bulk Soil from the Water Canyon Site.Robert D. Dello-Russo / OASUniversity of Arizona AMS Facility / AARF2011 1000 Water Canyon Paleoindian Site / Macrobotanical AnalysisRobert D. Dello-Russo / OASPrivate Donation2011 2870 Water Canyon Paleoindian Site / Pollen AnalysisRobert D. Dello-Russo / OASMuseum of NM Foundation / Friends of Archaeology Mini-Grant2011 3000 Water Canyon Paleoindian Site / Pollen AnalysisRobert D. Dello-Russo / OASPrivate Donation2011 675 Water Canyon Paleoindian Site / Bison bone datingRobert D. Dello-Russo / OAS (revised from original 2004 award)New Mexico Archaeological Council Grant, Albuquerque, NM.2010 1,085 Analysis of soil and radiocarbon samples / Caja del Rio and Water CanyonPaleoindian sites.Robert D. Dello-Russo / OASMuseum of NM Foundation / Friends of Archaeology Mini-Grant2010 5,000 Water Canyon Paleoindian Site / wages & per diem for 2 Field Directors andper diem for Pollen specialist.Robert D. Dello-Russo / OAS through Museum of NM FoundationCurtis T. and Mary G. Brennan Foundation2010( 4,800 value) for 12 radiocarbon dates at no charge Radiocarbon Dates on Charcoal& Bulk Soil from the Water Canyon Site.Robert D. Dello-Russo / OASUniversity of Arizona AMS Facility / AARF2010 2,500 Water Canyon Paleoindian Site / 2 OSL dates, 1 14C date on bulk soil, pilotpollen analysis, additional analyses.Robert D. Dello-Russo / OAS
2010200920092008200620042003200120001993Museum of New Mexico Foundation / Friends of Archaeology - Various sponsors 2,100 Caja del Rio Paleoindian Site / 3 OSL datesRobert D. Dello-Russo / OASBureau of Land Management / Taos District, NM 6,500 Water Canyon Site Archaeological Mapping and TestingRobert D. Dello-Russo and Patricia A. Walker / ERGArgonaut Archaeological Research Fund, University of Arizona, Tucson.( 1,600 value) for 4 AMS dates at no charge Radiocarbon Dates on Charcoal and BulkSoil from the Water Canyon Site.Robert D. Dello-Russo / ERGUniversity of Arizona AMS Facility / AARF 1,000 Photographic and Metric Documentation of Early Diagnostic Artifacts from theBockman Collection.Robert D. Dello-Russo, James Moore & Gavin Bird / OASMuseum of New Mexico Foundation / Friends of Archaeology Mini-Grant. 15,000 Paleoindian Investigations at Lemitar Shelter Site, Sevilleta National WildlifeRefuge, Socorro County, NM.Robert D. Dello-Russo and Patricia A. Walker / ERGArgonaut Archaeological Research Fund, University of Arizona, Tucson.( 2,400 value) for 6 AMS dates at no charge Radiocarbon Dates on Charcoal Samplesfrom Lemitar ShelterRobert D. Dello-Russo / ERGUniversity of Arizona AMS Facility / AARF 18,000 Paleoindian Investigations at Lemitar Shelter Site, Sevilleta National WildlifeRefuge, Socorro County, NM.Robert D. Dello-Russo and Patricia A. Walker / ERGArgonaut Archaeological Research Fund, University of Arizona, Tucson. 2,000 Preliminary Archaeological Research at Lemitar Shelter (LA 18139).Robert D. Dello-Russo / ERGNM Department of Cultural Affairs, Historic Preservation Division 1,995 A Geochemical Study of Silicified Rhyolite from Two Prehistoric Quarries UsingXRF.Robert D. Dello-Russo / ERGNM Department of Cultural Affairs, Historic Preservation Division 150 Constructing a Faunal Transport Model / Laboratory Analysis, Universityof Wyoming. Travel costs.Robert D. Dello-Russo / UNMUniversity of New Mexico, Department of AnthropologyPresented Papers, Posters and Invited Public Lectures2013(with Susan Smith)The Water Canyon Paleoindian Site: A Significant Archive of Paleoclimatic Data for theEarly Holocene in West-Central New Mexico. Paper presented at the 125thAnniversary Geological Society of America, Topical Session 24: Climate Change in theInterior Western United States from the Last Glacial Maximum to the Holocene.Denver, CO
10200920092008The Water Canyon Paleoindian Site – A Multi-Component Site at a Focal WetlandResource in West-Central New Mexico. Poster presented at the Paleo-AmericanOdyssey Conference, Santa Fe, NM.Rethinking Paleoindians in Northern New Mexico: Landscape, Mobility and ResearchPotential. Paper presented at the Rocky Mountain Anthropology Conference;Symposium: Rocky Mountain Paleoindian Archaeology, 1993-2013: What We KnowNow That We Didn’t Know Then; Taos, NM.(with Stephen Lentz, Linda Scott Cummings, Chad Yost and Pamela McBride)Evidence for Domesticates at an Early Agricultural Period Site near Deming, NewMexico. 17th Biennial Mogollon Archaeology Conference, October 4-6, Western NewMexico University Museum, Silver City.Paleo-Indian Ecology: The Early Holocene at the Water Canyon Site in West-CentralNew Mexico. Southwest Seminars- Ancient Sites, Ancient Stories, 1-23-12, Santa Fe,NM.The Water Canyon Paleoindian Site: Paleoenvironmental Inferences for thePleistocene-Holocene Transition. Pre-Ceramic Hunters, Foragers, and Early Farmers inNew Mexico - 2011 New Mexico Archeological Council Fall Conference, Albuquerque.(with Susan Smith)A Paleoindian Sense of Place: Snapshots of the Early Holocene Environment in WestCentral New Mexico. “From Lubbock Lake to Lehner Ranch: Paleoindian Chronologies,Technologies, Paleoenvironments, and Land-Uses Across the Southern High Plains –Southwest Boundary” Symposium at the 69th Plains Anthropological Conference,Tucson, AZ.Paleoindians at the Water Canyon Site. Recent Archaeological Discoveries in SocorroCounty, NM. Taos Archaeological Society, 7-6-11, Fort Burgwin, Taos.Paleoindians at the Water Canyon Site. Recent Archaeological Discoveries in SocorroCounty, NM. Sierra Club, 2-22-11, Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro County,NM.Paleoindians at the Water Canyon Site. Recent Archaeological Discoveries in SocorroCounty, NM. Albuquerque Archaeological Society, 2-15-11, Albuquerque, NM.Paleoindians and Persistent Places: Recent Discoveries at the Water Canyon Site,Socorro, NM. Santa Fe Archaeological Society meeting, 10-18-10, Santa Fe, NM.Thoughts about Paleoindians and Persistent Places on the Landscape: RecentDiscoveries at the Water Canyon Site, Socorro County, NM. Philmont ArchaeologicalConference, Cimarron, NM.A Paleoindian Oasis? Interdisciplinary Discoveries at the Water Canyon Site.Presentation for OAS Brownbag Series, 2-23-2010, Santa Fe, NM.Did Paleoindians Occupy Lemitar Rockshelter? The Chronology and Geoarchaeology ofa Deeply Stratified Site in Socorro County, NM. Presentation to the NM Chapter of theSierra Club, 2-16-2010, Sevilleta National Wildlife RefugeGot Water? Modeling the Early Use of Maize in Regions of the Southwest. Paperresented to Dept. of Earth & Environmental Science, NM Institute of Mining andTechnology, 10-26-09, Socorro, NM.Late Paleoindian Mobility in Northern New Mexico. Archaeological Society of NewMexico Annual Meeting – “Between the Mountains – Beyond the Mountains.” 5-22010, Taos, NM.Always Different? Santa Fe and the Northern Rio Grande in Early Prehistory.Southwest Seminars, 1-18-2008, Santa Fe, NM.
94Patterns in Corn and Stone: Mapping the Prehistoric Introduction of Maize into NewMexico. 1st Natural History of the Gila Symposium, Western New Mexico University,Silver City, NM.Recent Work at Late Paleoindian Sites on the Sargent Wildlife Refuge near Chama,NM. Paper presented at the 2006 Pecos Conference, Navajo Reservoir, NM.The First Radiocarbon Dates from Lemitar Shelter: Implications for Early HoloceneArchaeology in the Southwest. 70th Meeting of Society for American Archaeology, SaltLake City, UT.Past and Present at Lemitar Shelter, A Deep Stratified Rock Shelter in West-centralNew Mexico. Brown Bag Series at the Maxwell Museum, University of New Mexico,Albuquerque, NM.The 2003 Field Season at Lemitar Shelter, New Mexico. Paper presented to the FridayMorning Breakfast Club, Denver, CO.Early Anasazi Farmers and the Worst Drought in 2000 Years. Paper presented to theFriday Morning Breakfast Club, Denver, CO.How the Use of Multiple Data Sets Helps Us Understand the Transition from Foragingto Farming. Roaring Fork Valley Chapter, Colorado Archaeological Society, GlenwoodSprings, CO.Results of XRF Analysis of Materials from Two Prehistoric Quarries Near Socorro, NewMexico. 66th Annual Meeting of Society for American Archaeology, New Orleans, LA.The Responses of Basketmaker II Foragers to Climatic Stress in the Middle Rio GrandeValley of New Mexico. Sixth Occasional Anasazi Symposium, San Juan College,Farmington, NM.Living on the Edge of the Archaic. Keystone Heritage Park, El Paso, TX.Climate-Driven Changes in Prehistoric Foraging Behavior, Middle Rio Grande Valley,New Mexico. New Mexico Historic Preservation Week at Coronado State Monument,Bernalillo, NM.Archaic Adaptations in the Rocky Mountains: Recent Archaeological Research.Hisatsinom Chapter, Colorado Archaeological Society, Cortez, CO.Mapping Archaeological Sites: Basic Techniques and Tools. NMAC Workshop:Mapping and Remote Sensing at the Site Level, Albuquerque, NM.Teaching and Public Outreach2011The La Junta Quarry Project. One-day documentation and source sampling ofprehistoric lithic procurement area, Taos County, with members of TaosArchaeological Society. XRF work awaiting funding.2009-11 The Rio Salado Cannon Finding Expedition – Organized ARPA permit from US Fish &Wildlife Service and Special Use Permit from Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge toexpedite exploration for Sibley’s Civil War cannons for Dick Teel, Dr. MalcolmMorrison and Rich Higgins.2008An Introduction to Egyptian Civilization and the Golden Age, by Dr. Mohamed El Bialy,Dr. Tarik Hassan & Mr. Moustafa Waziry. Organized lecture for Museum of NewMexico Foundation and the Council on International Relations, Greer Garson Theater,College of Santa Fe.2002Prehistoric Petroglyphs and Ruins at San Acacia, NM. Educational tour with YoungExplorers, Cottonwood Valley Charter School, Socorro, NM.2001The Prehistory of the San Pasqual and San Pasqualito Ancestral Puebloan Sites, 4WDtour and public presentation at Festival of the Cranes, Bosque del Apache NWR, NM.
20012001200019991998199619951994How Do We Know? Hands-on Archaeological Workshop, Saracino Middle SchoolStudents, Annual Career Day held at Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, NM.Educational tours of Camelot-on-San Augustin site complex, Gallinas Springs site andBowling Green Pueblo and Petroglyph sites for Socorro Friends of Archaeology.Calamity Camp and Rajah 49 for Colorado BLM Uranium Mines Mitigation Program.Mapping of architectural structures and features at Historic uranium miningsettlements for public education and interpretation about a National Register District.The Prehistory of New Mexico from an Ecological Perspective. Lecture series for"Natural History of the Southwest"; University of New Mexico / Valencia Campus.Archaeology along Navajo Road Five: The Archaic Occupations at Site NM-H-38-166.Short lecture series presented at the Burnham and Newcomb Chapter Houses andthe Newcomb High School of the Navajo Nation.A Brief Overview of Rio Abajo Prehistory and History. Presented at Naturalist'sTraining Session, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, NM.Identification of Lithic, Ceramic, and Groundstone Artifacts During SystematicArchaeological Surveys. Workshop presented to the Beneficial Farms Community,Santa Fe, NM.Archaeology at the New Mexico Comprehensive Regional Center for Minorities(Community Academy for Science and Math) – Hands on archaeology lectures & fieldschool for junior high school students, Socorro Public Schools, Socorro, NM.Professional MembershipsSociety for American ArchaeologyArchaeological Institute of AmericaGeological Society of AmericaCenter for the Study of the First AmericansArchaeological Society of New MexicoRelated Training2013 (April 3-4)2012 (October 18-19)2011 (April 8)2011 (January)2006 (June)2000 (August)1994 to 2000Section 106: A Review for Experienced Practitioners – NationalPreservation Institute, Santa Fe, NM.GIS: Practical Applications for Cultural Resource Projects – NationalPreservation Institute, Santa Fe, NM.Renewable Energy Development: Impacts on Cultural Resources –National Preservation Institute, Santa Fe, NM.Life Cycle NEPA Workshop – Global Environmental ManagementSystems.NHPA Section 106 - Compliance & Consultation – Advisory Council onHistoric Preservation, Denver, CO.NHPA Section 106 - Compliance in the New Regulatory Environment - SRIFoundation, Albuquerque, NM.Hazardous Waste Operations 40 hour certification – Technical TrainingInstitute, Albuquerque, NM
2011 Dello-Russo, Robert D. Paleoindian Research at the Water Canyon Site (LA134764) NewsMAC – Newsletter of the New Mexico Archeological Council, Vol.2011-1, pp 2-12. 2011 Dello-Russo, Robert D. DCA Scientists Recover Bison Bones Near Quemado Lake. Preservation New Mexico –