Dr. Ashley Lemke Research

Archaeology, foraging societies, and underwater archaeology
Foraging in the Past

Foraging in the Past

The label “hunter-gatherer” covers an extremely diverse range of societies and behaviors, yet most of what is known is provided by ethnographic and historical data that cannot be used to interpret prehistory. Foraging in the Past takes an explicitly archaeological approach to the potential of the archaeological record to document the variability and time depth of hunter-gatherers. Well-established and young scholars present new prehistoric data and describe new methods and theories to investigate ancient forager lifeways and document hunter-gatherer variability across the globe. The authors use relationships established by cross-cultural data as a background for examining the empirical patterns of prehistory. Covering underwater sites in North America, the peaks of the Andes, Asian rainforests, and beyond, chapters are data rich, methodologically sound, and theoretically nuanced, effectively exploring the latest evidence for behavioral diversity in the fundamental process of hunting and gathering. Foraging in the Past establishes how hunter-gatherers can be considered archaeologically, extending beyond the reach of ethnographers and historians to argue that only through...

Underwater Archaeology

Faculty Profile

Dr. Ashley Lemke

Associate Professor, Anthropology

Anthropology Club Faculty Advisor

PhD University of Michigan

Ashley Lemke

Research Specialization: Anthropological archaeology; prehistory; hunter-gatherers; and underwater archaeology