Deborah I. Olszewski

Adjunct Professor in Anthropology

University of Arizona Ph.D. 1984

Courses Taught:

ANTH158 The Neolithic Revolution

 

Research Interests:

Prehistoric hunter‑gatherer adaptations; origins of agriculture; Middle Eastern, Egyptian, and North African Paleolithic, Epipaleolithic, and Neolithic; applications of chipped and ground stone analyses; American Southwest; European Paleolithic and Mesolithic; pre-Contact Hawai’i.

Publications:

RECENT PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS

Sullivan, A. and D.I. Olszewski (eds.). in press. Archaeological Variability and Interpretation in Global Perspective. Boulder, CO: University of Colorado Press.

Olszewski, D.I. 2016. Archaeology and Humanity’s Story. A Brief Introduction to World Prehistory. New York: Oxford University Press.

 

JOURNALS AND EDITED VOLUMES

Sullivan, A. P, III, and D.I. Olszewski. in press. Working with Variability in the Twenty-First Century: Thinking about Materiality, Epistemology, and Ontology. In Archaeological Variability and Interpretation in Global Perspective, A. Sullivan and D.I. Olszewski (eds.), pp. 1-27. Boulder: University of Colorado Press.

 

Olszewski, D.I. in press. Reductive Technology and the Early Epipaleolithic of the Middle East and North Africa. In Archaeological Variability and Interpretation in Global Perspective, A. Sullivan and D.I. Olszewski (eds.), pp.113-147. Boulder: University of Colorado Press.

 

Olszewski, D.I. and M. al-Nahar. 2016. Persistent and Ephemeral Places in the Early Epipaleolithic in the Wadi al-Hasa Region of the Western Highlands of Jordan. Quaternary International (special issue) 396: 20-30.

 

al-Nahar, M. and D.I. Olszewski. 2016. Early Epipaleolithic Lithics, Time-Averaging, and Site Interpretations Wadi al-Hasa Region, Western Highlands of Jordan. Quaternary International (special issue) 396: 40-51.

 

Munro, N., M. Kennerty, J.S. Meier, S. Samei, M. al-Nahar, and D.I. Olszewski. 2016. Human Hunting and Mobility in the Early Epipaleolithic of the Jordanian Western Highlands. Quaternary International (special issue) 396: 31-39.

 

Samei, S., N. Munro, M. Kennerty, M. al-Nahar, and D.I. Olszewski. 2016. Differential Bone Preservation and Human Hunting at the Early Epipaleolithic Site of Tor at-Tareeq (WHS 1065), Jordan. Quaternary International (special issue) 396: 52-61.

 

al-Nahar, M. and D.I. Olszewski. 2015. Early Epipaleolithic Sites in Central and Southern Jordan: Site Function Implications. Mediterranean Archaeology & Archaeometry 15(2): 215-227.

 

Dibble, H.L., V. Aldeias, Z. Jacobs, D.I. Olszewski, Z. Rezek, S.C. Lin, E. Alvarez-Fernández, C.C. Barshay-Szmidt, E. Hallett-Desguez, D. Reed, K. Reed, D. Richter, T.E. Steele, A. Skinner, B. Blackwell, E. Doronicheva, and M. El-Hajraoui. 2013. On the Industrial Attributions of the Aterian and Mousterian of the Maghreb. Journal of Human Evolution 64: 194-210.

 

Adlesberger, K.A., J.R. Smith, S.P. McPherron, H.L. Dibble, D.I. Olszewski, U.A. Schurmans, and L. Chiotti. 2013. Desert Pavement Disturbance and Artifact Taphonomy: A Case Study from the Eastern Libyan Plateau, Egypt. Geoarchaeology 28: 112–130.

 

Dibble, H.L. V. Aldeias, E. Alvarez-Fernández, B. Blackwell, E. Hallet-Deguez, Z. Jacobs, P. Goldberg, A. Morala, M.C. Meyer, D.I. Olszewski, K. Reed, D. Reed, T.E. Steele, D. Richter, R.G. Roberts, D. Sandgathe, U. Schurmans, A. Skinner, and M. el-Hajraoui. 2012. New Excavations at the Site of Contrebandiers Cave, Morocco. PaleoAnthropology 2012: 145-201.

 

Olszewski, D.I., U. Schurmans, and B.A. Schmidt. 2011. The Epipaleolithic (Iberomaurusian) from Grotte des Contrebandiers, Morocco. African Archaeological Review 28: 97-123.

 

Olszewski, D.I. 2010. On the Margins: Early Natufian in the Wadi al-Hasa Region, Jordan. Special edition, guest-edited by A. Rosen and L. Dubreuil, Eurasian Prehistory 7(1): 85-97.

 

Olszewski, D.I., H.L. Dibble, S.P. McPherron, U. Schurmans, L. Chiotti, and J. Smith. 2010. Nubian Complex Strategies in the Egyptian High Desert. Journal of Human Evolution 59: 188-201.

 

Olszewski, D.I., S.P. McPherron, H.L. Dibble, L. Chiotti, U. Schurmans, and J. Smith. 2010. Middle Paleolithic Settlement Systems: Theoretical and Modeling Frameworks Using High Desert Survey Data from Abydos, Egypt. In Settlement Dynamics of the Middle Paleolithic and Middle Stone Age III, N. Conard and A. Delanges (eds.), 81-101. Tübingen: Kerns Verlag.

University Museum Room 343

Phone:

(215) 573 4777

Appointments:

Anthropology adjunct faculty; Consulting Scholar, European Section, Penn Museum; Fellow, Penn Center for Native American Studies.