Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Thomas Jorstad

Information Officer

As the Paleobiology Information Officer, I provide educational assistance for the general public and outside researchers. I organize and archivally conserve the photographic materials in the Department and am creating a digital library pertaining to the Paleobiology collections, exhibits and Departmental history. I coordinate the Department’s education an outreach activities for the general public including the operation of the Paleobiology Training Program.

Department / Division
Education
  • M.S., Geology, University of Pittsburgh
  • B.S., Geology, Northern Illinois University
  • B.A., Anthropology, Northern Illinois University
Publications
Article
  • Behrensmeyer, Anna K., Potts, Richard, Plummer, T., Tauxe, L., Opdyke, N., and Jorstad, Thomas F. 1995. "The Pleistocene Locality of Kanjera, Western Kenya - Stratigraphy, Chronology and Paleoenvironments." Journal of Human Evolution 29 (3):247–274.
  • East, T., Adovasio, James M., Donahue, J., Jorstad, Thomas F., and Carlisle, Ronald C. 1983. "Identification and Evaluation of Some Archaeological Sites in Parts of McKenzie, Billings and Golden Valley Counties, North Dakota." North Dakota History 50 (2):23–31.

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Book
  • Stanley, Daniel J., Bandelli, A., Bernasconi, Maria Pia, and Jorstad, Thomas F. 2007. Geoarchaeology, Underwater Archaeology in the Canopic Region in Egypt. Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology, Oxbow.
Chapter
  • Stanley, Daniel J. and Jorstad, Thomas F. 2005. "Submergence of ancient coastal settlements by mass failure processes." in Submarine Mass Movements and their Consequences, edited by Lombaerts, F., Schnellmann, M., and Solheim, A., 79–80. Abstracts and Proceedings of the Geological Society of Norway.
  • Potts, Richard, Jorstad, Thomas F., and Cole, Daniel G. 1996. "The Role of GIS in the Interdisciplinary Investigations of Olorgesailie, Kenya, a Pleistocene Archaeological Locality." in Anthropology, Space, and Geographic Information Systems, edited by Aldenderfer, Mark and Maschner, Herbert D. G., 202–213. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Potts, Richard, Jorstad, Thomas F., and Cole, Daniel G. 1996. "The role of GIS in interdisciplinary investigations at Olorgesailie, Kenya, a Pleistocene archeological locality." in Anthropology, Space, and Geographic Information Systems, edited by Aldenderfer, Mark and Maschner, Herbert D. G., 202–213. New York: Oxford University Press.