CLAS Faculty & Staff Directory
Tiffany Terneny, Ph.D.
Member of the CLAS Speakers Bureau
1999– 2005 Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
1995–1997 M.A. Anthropology, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana
1992–1995 B.S. Anthropology, University of Houston-Main Campus, Houston, Texas
My Ph.D. focused on Prehistoric Archaeology and Mortuary Practices. My dissertation examines the Brownsville Complex of South Texas and its place in the temporal framework of South Texas, Coastal and Mexican archeology. I have worked as both an Archeologist (Prehistoric and Historic) and a Physical Anthropologist (Forensic Anthropologist and Bioarcheologist) for Private Cultural Resource Management (Archaeology) Companies, the Federal Government and Universities, and I have received formal training in all Federal cultural resource laws and regulations including the National Historic Preservation Act, the Archeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA), and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).
My experience includes hundreds of archeological projects, including archaeological surveys, archaeological monitoring, National Register of Historic Places eligibility test excavations, and full archaeological excavations, laboratory analysis of archaeological assemblages, report writing, cultural resource management for oil and gas, FERC, energy transmission and telecommunications projects, and teaching at the University level. I am extremely interested in Hunter Gatherers, Mortuary and Death Practices, Forensic Anthropology, Historic and Prehistoric Archaeology, and Cultural Anthropology and how it can better help us understand each other in an ever changing world. I welcome the opportunity to convey to students what types of jobs are available in Archeology and Anthropology and share my extensive field, research, writing, and management experience in Archaeology and Anthropology.
Anthropology 2102 - Culture and the Human Experience
Anthropology 1302 - Introduction to Archaeology
Anthropology 3142 - Cultural Diversity in the Modern World
Anthropology 3666 - Anthropology of Death
Anthropology 3042 - Lost Worlds and Crystal Skulls
Anthropology 4330 - Lithic Analysis