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About Pei-Lin Yu

After working as a Research Coordinator and Cultural Specialist for the Rocky Mountain Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit at the University of Montana, Dr. Pei-Lin Yu is currently an Assistant Professor for the Department of Anthropology at Boise State. She received a Ph.D. and M.A. in Anthropology from Southern Methodist University, and a B.S. in Anthropology from the University of New Mexico. She is currently a Cultural Resources Representative of the NPS Intermountain Region for the Wilderness Executive Committee, and Chair for the John L. Cotter Award for Excellence in NPS Archaeology. Dr. Yu’s research interests include ethnoarchaeology, the human response to climate change, and protected areas and cultural heritage law and policy in the U.S., South America, and Asia.


2014 - Present Assistant Professor, Boise State University Department of Anthropology


Research Interests

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Honors and Awards

  • 2013, 2012 - Exceptional Performance, National Park Service Intermountain Region
  • 2012 - U.S. Secretary of the Interior's Partnerships in Conservation Award for the Glacier National Park Ice Patch Archeology and Paleoecology Project
  • 2011 - Leader in Wilderness Stewardship, National Park Service's Intermountain Region


  • ANTH 103-001: Introduction to Archaeology
  • ANTH 312-001: Prehistory of North America

Forthcoming Works (1)

Articles (11)

Books (6)

Contributions to Books (8)