Kristen A. Carlson is associate professor in the Anthropology Department at Augustana University. Her research focuses on paleoenvironmental reconstruction through the use of stable isotopes and trace elements, predominantly with Paleoindian bison kills in North America. She has studied bison herd manipulation and drive-lane construction for bison jumps using GIS analysis and worked for the National Park Service, where she studied and preserved prehistoric Southwestern Pueblo sites. Carlson is coeditor of The Archaeology of Large-Scale Manipulation of Prey and Diversity in Open-Air Site Structure across the Pleistocene/Holocene Boundary.
The Economic and Social Dynamics of Mass Hunting