Faculty Profile for Dr. James David Kilby

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Dr. James David Kilby
Associate Professor — Anthropology
ELA 266
phone: (512) 245-8272

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Ph.D. University of New Mexico
M.A. Eastern New Mexico University
B.A. Appalachian State University

Research Interests

North American Paleoindians, hunter-gatherer archaeology, Southwest prehistory, the organization of lithic technology, geoarchaeology, paleoenvironments, landscape archaeology, human evolutionary ecology, Cultural Resource Management and applied archaeology.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Kilby, J. D. (2018). A North American Perspective on the Volgu Biface Cache from Upper Paleolithic France and its Relationship to the “Solutrean Hypothesis” for Clovis Origins. Quaternary International. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2018.06.019
  • Buchanan, B., Hamilton, M., Kilby, J. D., & Gingerich, J. (2016). Lithic networks reveal early regionalization in late Pleistocene North America. Journal of Archaeological Science, 65:114–121.
  • Kilby, J. D., & Woodstuff, S. (2015). Dating an Exotic Marine Shell from a Potential Clovis Cache: A Tale of Assemblage Drift in the Franey Cache from Western Nebraska. PaleoAmerica, 1, 206–209. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1179/2055556315Z.00000000023
  • Huckell, B. B., & Kilby, J. D. (Eds.). (2014). Clovis Caches: Recent Discoveries and New Research. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press. Retrieved from https://unmpress.com/books/clovis-caches/9780826354822
  • Kilby, J. D., & Huckell, B. B. (2013). Clovis Caches: Current Perspectives and Future Directions. In K. Graf, T. Goebel, & M. Waters (Eds.), PaleoAmerican Odyssey (pp. 257–272). College Station: Texas A&M University. Retrieved from http://www.tamupress.com/product/Paleoamerican-Odyssey,7924.aspx

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Heritage Publication Award for Clovis Caches: Recent Discoveries and New Research, New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, Historic Preservation Division, Santa Fe, NM. 2015
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor, Alfred H. Nolle Chapter of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society. 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: e2M Distinguished Achievement Award, engineering-environmental Management, Inc. 2005
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Ruth Kennedy Award, UNM Anthropology and Maxwell Museum of Anthropology. 2003
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Binford Teaching Fellowship, University of New Mexico. 1999

Selected Grants

  • Kilby, David. Internal Research Grant: Le Volgu Artifact Cache and its Purported Relationship to Clovis: Testing the Controversial “Solutrean Hypothesis” for the Origins of Prehistoric American Populations., ENMU, $3000. (Funded: 2015). Grant.
  • Kilby, David. New Mexico EPSCoR Infrastructure Seed Grant: Tracing the Impacts of Prehistoric Climate Change, National Science Foundation/Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, $50000. (Funded: 2011). Grant.
  • Kilby, David, Huckell, Bruce. National Geographic Society Research and Exploration Grant: A Cache of Clovis Artifacts near Beach, ND, $18000. (Funded: 2007). Grant.
  • Kilby, James David. A new look at Bonfire Shelter: Using Structure from Motion photogrammetry to investigate the earliest Americans, National Geographic Society, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $18000. (Funded: February 2018 - Present). Grant.
  • Kilby, James David (Principal). Investigations at Bonfire Shelter: New dates for one of Americas oldest sites, Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University, $8000. (Funded: December 2017 - Present). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

JMK Endowment for Graduate Research in Anthropology
August 2017-Present
Anthropology Representative
Curriculum Committee, College of Liberal Arts
August 2016-Present
Reviewer / Referee
National Science Foundation, Archaeology Program and National Geographic Society Research and Exploration Grants
Reviewer / Referee
American Antiquity, Journal of Archaeological Science, Geoarchaeology, Journal of Anthropological Research, Plains Anthropologist, PaleoAmerica and Current Research in the Pleistocene.
Learning Outcomes Coordinator
Department of Anthropology
August 2016-December 2018