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Amy Benton-Reid

Texas State University Applied Anthropology, Amy Benton, ArchaeologyAmy Benton-Reid
Collections Manager

Email: ab71@txstate.edu
Phone: 512.245.2724
Office: TRIN 120

Curriculum Vitae

 

Educational Background
MA - Texas State University
BA - Texas State University

Amy Reid is an Archaeologist for the Center for Archaeological Studies at Texas State University-San Marcos. She has conducted cultural resource investigations in Central, South and Coastal Texas. Prior to working in Texas, Amy participated in and supervised Archaeological investigations in Belize, CA where her research was focused on Prehispanic music and ceramic instruments in the archaeological record. At CAS, Amy has served as a Project Archaeologist on various investigations around Hays County, including data recovery at Site 41HY160, a multicomponent site adjacent to Spring Lake in San Marcos, TX. Amy also serves as Principal Investigator for CAS’s annual permit issued by the THC authorizing CAS to conduct archaeological investigation on property owned by Texas State University. During her time at CAS, Amy has conducted various artifact analyses and contributed to the center’s growing list of publications.  In addition to her field experience, Amy has supervised lab work and managed CAS’s curation program. As the collections manager at CAS, Amy supervises the processing of new collections submitted for curation as well as manages the organization, maintenance and reporting of curated collections. Amy enjoys training CAS personnel in proper curation procedures and methods, and finding ways to help Archaeologists prioritize curation in their own projects. Amy has helped to incorporate a public outreach function within CAS’s curation program and strives to bring value to the collections curated at CAS through providing access for research, guiding tours of the facility, public presentations, as well as creating virtual and museum exhibits. Amy also teaches a curation course for the Anthropology department at Texas State University.


Technical Publications

Reid, Amy E., and Senna Thornton-Barnett
2014    Results of Archaeological Monitoring at City Park for Item 1 of the Habitat Conservation Plan, Hays County, Texas, Technical Report No. 54, Center for Archaeological Studies, Texas State University.

Reid, Amy E. (editor), Carole A. Leezer, David M. Yelacic, Patricia S. Christmas, Veronica M. Suarez, Sara Laurence, and Chris Dayton.
2013    Annual Report to Texas State University - San Marcos, Hays County, Texas, for Permit No. 6158, Archaeological Studies Report No. 33, Center for Archaeological Studies, Texas State University - San Marcos.

Lohse, Jon C., Amy E. Reid, David M. Yelacic, and Cinda Timperley
2013    Data Recovery Excavations and Archaeological Monitoring at the Ticket Kiosk at Spring Lake, 41HY160, Hays County, Texas, Archaeological Studies Report No. 32, Center for Archaeological Studies, Texas State University - San Marcos.

Reid, Amy E.
2013    Lithic Analysis. In Prehistoric Life along the Banks of Spring Lake: Results and Analysis of the Southwest Texas State Field Schools (1996-1998) at 41HY165, San Marcos, Hays County, Texas, edited by Carole A. Leezer, Archaeological Studies Report No. 31, Center for Archaeological Studies, Texas State University-San Marcos.


Other Publications

Benton, Amy E.
2009    An Introduction to Pre-Hispanic Music in the Belize Valley:
Aerophones in the Archaeological Record. In Papers of the 2009 Belize Archaeology Symposium. Belize: Institute of Archaeology, National Institute of Culture and History.


Courses Taught

Anthropology 3376N
Curation of Archaeological Materials