Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

Researcher

Profile Picture

Suzann Henrikson, Ph.D.

Archaeologist

Research Areas:

Biography:
Dr. Lael Suzann "Suzy" Henrikson is an archaeologist with the Cultural Resource Management Office at the Idaho National Laboratory. She is responsible for implementing the INL Cultural Resource Management Plan and ensuring Section 106 and Section 110 compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act. Her position also entails interaction and coordination with local tribes, the Idaho State Historic Preservation Office and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation; performing public outreach; managing the INL Cultural Resource database; preparing National Register nominations; and conducting archaeological research with university partners. She earned her doctorate in anthropology from the University of Oregon, her master’s and bachelor’s from Idaho State University. In 2010 she was elected president of the Idaho Professional Archaeological Council.

Education:

​Ph.D., Anthropology - University of Oregon

M.A., Anthropology - Idaho State University

B.A., Anthropology - Idaho State University

Affiliations:

​Society for American Archaeology
Idaho Professional Archaeological Council
Great Basin Anthropological Association
Archaeological Conservancy

Publications:

​Refereed Journal Articles

D. Byers, L.S. Henrikson and Ryan Breslawski, 2016, Holocene Climate Change on the Snake River Plain: Refining the Archaeological Record through Isotopic Analyses. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology (in press).


L.S. Henrikson and A.M. Camp, 2015, Evaluating the Physical Effects of Sport Climbing on Archaeological Sites. Advances in Archaeological Practice 3(2): 153-165.


L.S. Henrikson, 2008, Going with the Flow: The Impact of Holocene Fissure Eruptions on Obsidian Source Use in Southeastern Idaho. Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology 28: 43-55.


L.S. Henrikson, 2005 Bison Heights: A Late Holocene Bison Kill Site on the Eastern Snake River Plain. North American Archaeologist 26:305-327.


L.S. Henrikson, 2004 Frozen Bison and Fur Trappers’ Journals: Building a Prey Choice Model for Idaho’s Snake River Plain. Journal of Archaeological Science 31:903-916.


L.S. Henrikson, 2003 Bison Freezers and Hunter-Gatherer Mobility: Archaeological Analysis of Cold Lava Tube Caves on Idaho’s Eastern Snake River Plain. Plains Anthropologist 48: 261-283.


L.S. Henrikson, R. M. Yohe II, M. Druss and M. Newman, 1998, Freshwater Crustaceans as an Aboriginal Food Resource in the Northern Great Basin. Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology 20: 72-87.

 

Chapters in Books/Proceedings/Occasional Papers
L. S. Henrikson and M. M. Long, 2007, In Pursuit of Humans and Extinct Mammals in the Northern Great Basin: Results of Excavations at Kelvin’s Cave. In Paleoindian or Paleoarchaic? Great Basin Human Ecology at the Pleistocene- Holocene Transition. University of Utah Press, Salt LakeCity.


L.S. Henrikson and K.W. McAlister, 2007, Using Geospatial Data to Reconstruct the Holocene Archaeological Record on the Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve. Proceedings of the 2005 Great Rift Science Symposium, Pocatello, Idaho. United States Geologic Survey and Bureau of Land Management.


K.W. McAlister and L.S. Henrikson, 2007, Geochemical Analysis of Projectile Points from the Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve. Proceedings of the 2005 Great Rift Science Symposium, Pocatello, Idaho. United States Geologic Survey and Bureau of Land Management.


R. M. Yohe II and L. S. Henrikson, 1999, Late Holocene Grizzly Bear (Ursus Arctos) Remains from Scaredy Cat Cave (10MA143), Snake River Plain, Idaho. In “And Whereas ...” Papers on the Vertebrate Paleontology of ldaho Honoring John A. White, Volume 1, pp. 186-192. Idaho Museum of Natural History Occasional Paper 36, Pocatello.

 

Monographs

L. S. Henrikson, 1996, Prehistoric Cold Storage on the Snake River Plain: Archaeological Investigations at Bobcat Cave. Monographs in Idaho Archaeology and Ethnology No. 1. Archaeological Survey of Idaho. Boise, Idaho.

 

Dissertation/Thesis

2002, Ponds, Rivers and Bison Freezers: Evaluating a Behavioral Ecological Model of Hunter-Gatherer Mobility on Idaho’s Snake River Plain. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Michigan Microfilm.


1991, Bobcat Cave: Evidence of Prehistoric Cold Storage on the Eastern Snake River Plain. Master's thesis. Idaho State University, Department of Anthropology, Pocatello, Idaho.

Presentations:

​2014, “Holocene Climate Change on the Snake River Plain: Refining the Archaeological Record through Isotopic Analyses,” paper (with D. Byers) presented at the Plenary Session, 34th Great Basin Anthropological Conference. Boise, Idaho.


2012, “Investigating Holocene Climate Change on the Snake River Plain through Isotopic Analysis of Bison Remains from Cold Storage Caves ,” paper (with M. Guenther) presented at the 33rd Great Basin Anthropological Conference (Symposium Chair). Stateline, Nevada.


2010, “Mammoth Hunting in the Desert West: Recent Analyses of Fluted Points from Owl Cave (10BV30), Idaho,” paper (with R. Yohe, G. Titmus, and M. DeCarlo), presented at the 32nd Great Basin Anthropological Conference (Symposium Chair). Layton, Utah.


2010, “Going with the Flow: The Impact of Holocene Fissure Eruptions on Obsidian Source Use in Southeastern Idaho”, paper presented at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. St. Louis, Missouri.


2008, “Technology and Function of the Bliss Point: The Archaeological Evidence”, paper presented at the 31st Great Basin Anthropological Conference (Symposium Chair). Portland, Oregon.


2008, “Developing a Prey Choice Model for the Terminal Pleistocene/Early Holocene on Idaho’s Snake River Plain”, paper presented at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (Symposium Chair). Vancouver, British Columbia.


2006, “Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Late Holocene Defensive Structures on the Eastern Snake River Plain” (with B.R. Pace), paper presented at the 30th Great Basin Anthropological Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada.


2006, “Another Piece in the Cold Storage Puzzle: 2005 Test Excavations in Alpha Cave” (with K. McAlister), paper presented at the 30th Great Basin Anthropological Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada.


2006, “Geochemical Analysis of Projectile Points from the Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve”, paper presented at the 59th Annual Northwest Anthropological Conference (Symposium Chair). Seattle, Washington.


2005, “Phantom Associations: An Experimental Perspective on Vertical Displacement of Lithic Assemblages in Cave Deposits” (with M. Long), paper presented at the 38th Annual Chacmool Conference. Calgary, Alberta.


2005, “Using Geospatial Data to Interpret the Holocene Archaeological Record on the Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve”, paper presented at the Great Rift Science Symposium. Pocatello, Idaho.


2005, “In Pursuit of Humans and Extinct Megafauna in the Northern Great Basin: Preliminary Results of the Kelvin’s Cave Excavations” (with M. Long), paper presented at the 70th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Salt Lake City, Utah.


2004, “Continuity and Change: Using Geospatial Data to Reconstruct Holocene Subsistence Patterns on the Eastern Snake River Plain”, paper presented at the 29th Great Basin Anthropological Conference. Sparks, Nevada.


2004, “Archaeological Investigations at Bison Heights: A Late Holocene Bison Kill on southern Idaho’s Snake River Plain”, paper presented at the 57th Annual Northwest Anthropological Conference, Eugene, Oregon.


2002, “Ephemeral Ponds and Lava Flows: Analysis of the BLM’s GIS Database for the Eastern Snake River Plain”, paper presented at the 28th Great Basin Anthropological Conference (Session Chair). Elko, Nevada.


2002, “Bison Freezers and Hunter-Gatherer Mobility on the Eastern Snake River Plain of Southern Idaho: A Behavioral Ecology Perspective”, paper presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Denver, Colorado.


2000, “Making Sense of Late Prehistoric Upland Residential Bases in the Mount Bennett Hills of Southern Idaho: Potentially Helpful Research from Central Oregon”, paper presented at the 27th Great Basin Anthropological Conference. Ogden, Utah.


2000, “Bison Frequencies in Archaeological Sites on the Eastern Snake River Plain of Southern
Idaho: Economic Implications from Old and New Evidence”, paper presented at the 27th Great Basin Anthropological Conference. Ogden, Utah.


1999, “Microanalysis of Column Samples from a Middle Holocene Site in the Fort Rock Basin” (with Marge Helzer), paper presented at the 52nd Northwest Anthropological Conference. Newport, Oregon.


1998, “Cold Storage Practices at Bobcat and Scaredy Cat Caves: A Distinctive Middle Holocene Utilization of Ice Caves on the Snake River Plain,” paper presented at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Seattle, Washington.


1997, “Scaredy Cat Cave and More: C-14 Results and New Discoveries,” paper presented at the 24th Annual Idaho Archaeological Society Meeting. Caldwell, Idaho.


1996, “Freshwater Crustaceans as an Aboriginal Food Resource: A New Look at Prehistoric Ephemeral Lake Encampments in the Northern Great Basin,” paper presented at the 25th Great Basin Anthropological Conference (Session Chair). Lake Tahoe, Nevada.


1996, “Paleoindians of Idaho,” Workshop in conjunction with the Sawtooth Science Institute. Sun Valley, Idaho.


1994, “Test Excavations at Miles' Dead Sheep Shelter,” paper presented at the 21st Annual Idaho Archaeological Society Meeting. Twin Falls, Idaho.


1992, “The 1992 Laidlaw Park Inventory: Implications Regarding Prehistoric Land Use,” paper presented at the 20th Annual Idaho Archaeological Society Meeting. Pocatello, Idaho.


1991, “1991 Test Excavations on the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory: A Subsurface Examination of Forty Inconspicuous Lithic Scatters,” paper presented at the 18th Annual Idaho Archaeological Society Meeting. Boise, Idaho.


1991, “The Lost Lava Rings: Residential Structures on the Craters of the Moon Flow,” paper presented at the Idaho Archaeology Week Open House. Idaho Falls, Idaho.


1991, “Career Choices in Anthropology,” paper presented at the Idaho State University Career Conference for Young Women. Pocatello, Idaho.


1990, “Bobcat Cave: Storage Practices on the Snake River Plain,” paper presented at the 43rd Annual Northwest Anthropological Conference. Eugene, Oregon.


1989, “Idaho Falls District BLM 1989 Research Projects: Ice Caves, Rock Rings, and Camp Trailers,” paper presented at the 16th Annual Idaho Archaeological Society Meeting. Boise, Idaho.


1988, “Experimental Replication of the Elk Antler Tools from Bobcat Cave,” paper presented at the 15th Annual Idaho Archaeological Society Meeting. Boise, Idaho.


1987, “Bobcat Cave: Refrigerator in the Desert,” paper presented at the 14th Annual Idaho Archaeological Society Meeting. Boise, Idaho.


1985, “The Subsistence Economy at Corn Creek,” paper presented at the 38th Annual Northwest Anthropological Conference. Ellensburg, Washington.

Research Interests:

​Human Behavioral Ecology
Geographic Information Systems
North American Prehistory
Intermountain West Prehistory
Hunter-Gatherers Zooarchaeology
Cultural Resource Management
Early Holocene Adaptations

Version: 7.0
Created at 5/8/2017 7:13 AM by Phyllis L. King
Last modified at 5/8/2017 7:38 AM by Phyllis L. King