Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum Vitae - Elizabeth Pintar

Postsecondary Education

Southern Methodist University

Doctor of Philosophy
Anthropology

University of Tulsa

Master of Arts
Anthropology

Teaching Experience

1998 – present: Professor of Anthropology.  Austin Community College, Austin , Texas.

Courses Taught

Introduction to Archaeology,

Introduction to Physical Anthropology,

Field Methods in Archaeology,

ntroduction to Cultural Anthropology

Research Interests

Desert peoples; High-altitude hunter-gatherer and pastoralist adaptations; Obsidian sourcing; Mobility; Foraging Radius; Division of labor; Hunting technology

grants / awards

2014 Featured faculty member on the Austin Community College Libary Services READ poster.

2012 Fulbright Scholar.  Archaeological research at Salamanca Cave, Argentina.

http://www.austincc.edu/newsroom/index.php/2011/02/18/acc-professor-receives-fulbright-award/

Professional Publications

Last 10 years:

2019 “Archaeology of Puna” in Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology; 2nd edition. Claire Smith, editor.

2019 Apóstolo, N., M.F. Rodríguez y E.L. Pintar. Macrorrestos vegetales en el sitio arqueológico Cueva Salamanca 1, Antofagasta del a Sierra (Catamarca, Argentina). Paleoambiente y uso de la vegetación durante el Holoceno. Boletín de la Sociedad Argentina de Botánica 54:43 – 65.  DOI: http://dx.doi. org/10.31055/1851.2372.v54. n1.23586

2018 Discontinuities in quinoa biodiversity in the dry Andes: An 18-century perspective based on allelic genotyping”. Thierry Winkel, Marıa Gabriela Aguirre, Carla Marcela Arizio, Carlos Alberto Aschero, Marıa del Pilar Babot, Laure Benoit, Concetta Burgarella, Sabrina Costa-Tartara, Marie-Pierre Dubois, Laurène Gay, Salomon Hocsman, Margaux Jullien, Sara Marıa Luisa Lopez-Campeny, Marıa Marcela Manifesto, Miguel Navascues, Nurit Oliszewski, Elizabeth Pintar, Saliha Zenboudji, Hector Daniel Bertero, Richard Joffre. genotyping. PLoS ONE 13(12): e0207519. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0207519

2018 Gasparotti, L.I. and E.L. Pintar. Ways of doing pottery during the formative in the southern Puna (Antofagasta de la Sierra, Catamarca, Argentina). Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 24: 58-70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2018.12.017

2016. E.L. Pintar, J. Martínez, C. Aschero and M. Glascock. Obsidian use and mobility during the Early and Middle Holocene in the Salt Puna, NW Argentina. Quaternary International 422: 93-108.

2015. E.L. Pintar and M.F. Rodríguez. Understanding foraging radius and mobility in a high desert. Journal of Archaeological Science 59: 142-158.

2015. M. Mondini, A. Marozzi and E.L. Pintar. Interacciones entre humanos y animales en la puna salada durante el Holoceno Medio: el caso de Cueva Salamanca 1, Antofagasta de la Sierra, Catamarca. Revista Arqueología 21(1): 71-85. Instituto de Arqueología, Universidad de Buenos Aires.

2014. Pintar, E.L. Continuidades e hiatos ocupacionales en el borde oriental de la Puna Salada, Antofagasta de la Sierra, Argentina. Chungara, Revista Chilena de Antropología 46(1): 51-71.

2014. Pintar, E. L. Hunter-gatherers from a high -elevation desert.  People of the Salt Puna.  Editor. Accepted for publication by Archaeopress, BAR, Oxford.  

2013. Pintar, E.L. and J. Pessarossi-Langlois. pXRF sourcing of obsidian artifacts from Salamanca Cave, northwest Argentina. Bulletin of the International Association of Obsidian Studies 48: 10-14.

2013. Mondini, M., J. G. Martínez, E. Pintar and M. C. Reigadas.  Middle Holocene foraging, mobility and landscape use in the southern Argentinean Puna: Hunter-gatherers from Antofagasta de la Sierra, Catamarca, Argentina. Quaternary International, in press.

2011. Mondini, M., M. C. Reigadas, E. Pintar y J. G. Martínez. Cazadores-recolectores de Antofagasta de la Sierra en el Holoceno medio. Poblaciones humanas y ambientes en el Noroeste argentino durante el holoceno medio.  In: Mondini, M., J. G. Martínez, H. J. Muscio y M. B. Marconetto (eds.) Poblaciones Humanas y Ambientes en el Noroeste Argentino durante el Holoceno Medio. Taller de Arqueología, pp. 77-81. Córdoba, Argentina.

2010. Martínez, J., M. Mondini, E. Pintar y M. C. Reigadas. Cazadores-recolectores tempranos de la puna meridional argentina: avances en su estudio en Antofagasta de la Sierra (Pleistoceno final-Holoceno temprano/medio).  Arqueología Argentina en en Bicentenario de la Revolución de Mayo. XVII Congreso Nacional de Arqueología Argentina (ed. por J. R. Bárcena y H. Chiavazza), Tomo IV, Cap. 32, pp. 1691-1696. FFyL UNCu – INCIHUSA CONICET, Mendoza. Argentina.

2009.  Pintar, E. L.  La cuenca de la Laguna de Antofagasta: un “ecorefugio” hacia 7900 a 6100 años AP.  Revista Arqueología 15, Instituto de Arqueología, Universidad de Buenos Aires.  Buenos Aires.

2008c.  Pintar, E. L.  Astiles, intermediarios y sistemas de armas.  Cazadores- Recolectores del Cono Sur, Revista de Arqueologia, volume 3: 115-128.  Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Mar del Plata, Argentina.

2008b.  Pintar, E. L.  Estrategias de caza y recolección: una aproximación a la división sexual del trabajo en la puna salada.  Relaciones de la Sociedad Argentina de Antropología 32.  Buenos Aires.

2008a. Pintar, E. L.   High altitude deserts: hunter-gatherers from the Salt Puna, NorthWest Argentina.  International Journal of South American Archaeology 2: 47 - 55. 

2004.  Pintar, E. L.  Cueva Salamanca 1: Ocupaciones Altitermales en la Puna Sur.  Relaciones de la Sociedad Argentina de Arqueología 29: 357 – 366.  Buenos Aires. 

papers presented at professional meetings

Last 10 years:

2017. Hunter-gatherer home ranges in arid environments: exploring some of the differences and similarities. E.L. Pintar and N. Franco. 82nd Annual Meetings of the Society for American Archaeology. Vancouver. 

2016. Using Binford’s frames of reference to model hunter-gatherer mobility and group size in the Andean Puna. E.L. Pintar, A. Johnson and S. Lamkin. 81st Annual Meetings of the Society for American Archaeology. Orlando. 

2015.  Exploration and colonization of two southern deserts: case studies from the Puna and Patagonia. E. Pintar, N. Franco and J. Martinez. 80th Annual Meetings of the Society for American Archaeology. San Francisco, April 17, 2015.

2014. Obsidian use and mobility range during the Early and Middle Holocene in the Salt Puna. E.L. Pintar, J. Martínez, C. Aschero and M.D. Glascock. 4th Southern Deserts Conference. Valle de Uco, Mendoza. 10–14 November.

2014. Cazadores en movimiento y sus rastros en Antofagasta de la Sierra durante el Holoceno medio inicial (Puna meridional de Argentina). J. Martínez and E.L. Pintar.  XVII World Congress of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences. Burgos, Spain. September 1–7, 2014.

2014. Ancient DNA from Early Human Burials in the Argentine Puna: Insights into Burial Practices and South American Population History.  D. A. Bolnick, E.L. Pintar, J. G. Martínez, M. Díaz-Matallana, and J. Mata-Míguez. Paper presented at the 79th Annual Meetings of the Society for American Archaeology, Austin, TX.

2014. Obsidian projectile points: patterns of variation and range of mobility during the mid-Holocene in the Salt Puna of NW Argentina, South-Central Andes. E.L. Pintar and J. Martínez. Paper presented at the symposium "The Gold Anniversary of Obsidian Sourcing: 50 Years of Research around the World". 79th Annual Meetings of the Society for American Archaeology, Austin, TX.

2014. D. Bolnick, M. Diaz-Matallana, J. Mata-Miguez, E.L. Pintar and J. Martinez.  Ancient DNA from Early to Mid-Holocene Burials in Northwestern Argentina: Implications for the Colonization and Early Population History of South America. Poster presented at the American Association of Physical Anthropology meetings. Calgary, Canada.

2013. Especies vegetales y tecnofacturas en la Puna Salada. Cueva Salamanca 1. Rodríguez, M.F. and E.L. Pintar.  XXXIV Jornadas Argentinas de Botánica. La Plata (Buenos Aires).

2013. El proyecto MINCYT-ECOS SUD Archaeoquinuas en Antofagasta de la Sierra, Catamarca. Primeros resultados. M.P. Babot, M.G. Aguirre, H.D. Bertero, R. Joffre, R. Winkel, C.A. Aschero, S. Hocsman, S.M.L. López CAmpeny, E.L. Pintar and N.R. Chiappe Sánchez.  Jornadas de Arqueobotánica de Tucumán.

2013. Hacia un estudio integral de los camélidos holocénicos en la Puna salada: el caso de Cueva Salamanca 1, Antofagasta de la Sierra, Catamarca. Marozzi, A., M. Mondini, E.L. Pintar and M.C. Reigadas. III Congreso Nacional de Zooarqueología. Tilcara, Jujuy.

2012.  Pintar, E.L., J. Martínez and M. Glascock. Obsidian acquisition strategies in a high elevation desert in NW Argentina. Poster Session: Obsidian Studies Across the Americas: Alaska to Argentina and Beyond.  77th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.  Abstracts of the SAA 77th Annual Meeting, p. 281.  Memphis, Tennessee.  April 18-21.

2011. Obsidian sourcing and mobility strategies in a high elevation desert in NW Argentina.  Pintar, E; J. Martinez; M. Glascock and J. Funes. Society for American Archaeology. 31 March- 3 April, 2011. Sacramento, CA.

2010. Cazadores-recolectores tempranos de la puna meridional argentina: avances en su estudio en Antofagasta de la Sierra (Pleistoceno final-Holoceno temprano/medio).  J. Martinez, M. Mondini, E. Pintar and M.C. Reigadas.  Mesa NOA.  Actas del XVII Congreso Nacional de Arqueologia Argentina.  Mendoza. October 2010.

2007. Hunter-gatherers in high altitude deserts:  Perspectives from the Salt Puna.  Paper presented at the 72nd Annual Meeting for the Society for American Archaeology.  Symposium chaired by E. Pintar: “A Bridge over troubled waters: Is there any use in a North-South archaeological dialogue?”.  April 25 29, 2007.  Austin, Texas.

2005. Working hands: Prehistoric Women of the Salt Puna.  Paper presented at the 70th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Session: South America II.  Salt Lake City, Utah.   March 30 – April 3, 2005

2004. Cueva Salamanca 1.  Paper presented at the XV Congreso Nacional de Arqueologia Argentina.  General Session: Noroeste.  Río Cuarto, Córdoba.  September 20– 25, 2004. 

 

nominations

2010.  Piper Award Nominee for Austin Community College.

2010.  Marquis Who’s Who.

2005.  Who’s Who among America’s Teachers.

professional memberships

Professional Memberships

Sociedad Argentina de Antropología

Society for American Archaeology

The Paleoanthropology Society

International Association of Obsidian Studies.