Category Archives: Anthropology

Geology and Anthropology faculty and student publish paper on the geochemical characterization of archaeological obsidian samples from the Coso Volcanic Field.

Jeremiah J. Remus, Jennifer L. Gottfried, Russell S. Harmon, Anne Draucker, Dirk Baron, and Robert Yohe. (2010). “Archaeological applications of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy: an example from the Coso Volcanic Field, California, using advanced statistical signal processing analysis.”
Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 13, pp. C120-C131 (2010).

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CSUB Anthropology Professor Spearheads Egyptian Archaeology Exhibit at Todd Madigan Gallery

Robert Yohe II

Robert Yohe II

Anthropology Professor Robert Yohe and History graduate student Deanna Heikkinen brought an idea to Dr. Carol Redmount, then Chair of the Department of Near Eastern Studies, U.C. Berkeley and also Curator of Egyptian Archaeology at the Hearst Museum about borrowing from the Hearst’s vast holding of Egyptian artifacts to do something that had never been done at CSUB: Produce an exhibit of Egyptian antiquities (including a mummy) at the Todd Madigan Gallery. Dr. Redmount embraced the project, as did the CSUB administration, which led to a collaboration that ultimately resulted in a successful fundraising effort that paid for the crating and shipping of more than 70 artifacts to CSUB for the exhibit,”The Art of Death in Ancient Egypt.” Thanks to the expertise of the gallery’s director, Joey Kotting, science and art came together to produce something special. The exhibit opened on October 1, 2009, and was visited by more than 10,000 community members during its six-week run. A full-color catalog was also produced, written by Yohe and two Egytologists from the Hearst Museum, Joan Knudsen and Karin Kroenke, and formatted and edited by Kotting.

CSUB Anthropology Student and Faculty Member Publish on Egyptian Stone Tools

Robert Yohe II

Robert Yohe II

Barket, Theresa M. and Robert M. Yohe II 2011 A Technological Evaluation of the Flint Blade-Core Reduction Sequence at Wadi El-Sheikh, Middle Egypt. Lithic Technology 36(1):27-38.
During the summer of 2006, the authors had the opportunity to visit portions of the extensive flint quarries found associated with Wadi el-Sheikh near El-Minya, Middle Egypt. The subject of little formal study, these impressive quarries extend for several kilometers in the northern portion of the wadi and likely were used since prehistoric times. Initial evidence suggests that these quarries, where millions of flint blades and bifacial knives were produced, were at the height of their production activities during the Pharaonic periods. A cursory technological lithic analysis onsite has allowed for a preliminary interpretation of what appears to have been a common reduction sequence for the production of flint blade-cores.