Rachel Quist is an archaeologist working in the Great Basin of the Western United States.She has specific expertise in cultural resource management, prehistoric technology, lithic toolstone, procurement, geomorphology of the Bonneville Basin, and public history projects. She may be contacted through her website at www.rachelquist.com.
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Almost everything can be seen through the eyes of a geographer. Take coffee, for example; to most people, coffee is a delicious beverage and nothing more. But to geographers coffee holds a number of intriguing chronicles relating to physical geography, human geography, biogeography, and many other aspects. Coffee is variety of shrub that is native [...]
Interdisciplinary collaboration is widely talked about but in reality it is not really implemented on a large scale. This is especially true in the realm of environmental compliance that geographers, geologists, and archaeologists often find themselves working in. Even in the world of academia, few professors take advantage of the human knowledge outside of their [...]
Map projects are one of the fundamental concepts of geography and cartography. Selecting the right map projection is one of the important first considerations for accurate GIS analysis. The problem with projections (and the reason why there are so many types) is that it is very difficult to represent the curved 3D surface of the [...]
Areas that are now some of the harshest deserts environments were once deep lakes and lush marsh systems. This dramatic change is sometimes difficult to imagine, especially to an unwitting observer standing in the middle of windblown salt flat with no vegetation in sight. However, these landscapes are scattered with distinctive remnants of their curious [...]
Claudius Ptolemy could be described as an ancient Roman renaissance man. He was a Roman citizen who lived in Alexandria, Egypt and wrote is scientific texts in Greek. He was not only a geographer but a mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, and even a poet. Ptolemy authored several scientific papers that resonated for centuries with many ancient [...]