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Queeny G. Lapeña



Contact Information

Email    qlapena@ucla.com
Office  Fowler 190A

Fields of Study

Archaeology

Research

Zooarchaeology; anthropology of food, feasting, subsistence adaptation; prehistory, early contact; emergent complexity, hunter-gatherer and maritime adaptation, coastal and island archaeology, paleoenvironmental reconstruction; Philippines, California

Publications

2014    Ainis, Amira F., René L. Vellanoweth, Queeny G. Lapeña, and Carol S. Thornber. Using Non-dietary Gastropods in Coastal Shell Middens to Infer Kelp and Seagrass Harvesting and Paleoenvironmental Conditions. Journal of Archaeological Science 49: 343-360.

Grants and Awards

2015-2016 Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles 

2014 Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholar

2013 Graduate Equity Fellowship, California State University, Los Angeles 

2013 David Miller Scholarship, California State University, Los Angeles

2007- 2013 Theresa Mike Scholarship, Theresa Mike Scholarship Foundation, Coachella CA

2012 Emeriti Scholarship, California State University, Los Angeles

2011-2013 State University Grant, California State University, Los Angeles

2011 Cum Laude, California State University, Los Angeles

2010 UAS Grants and Contracts, California State University, Los Angeles

Conference Presentations

4/2015             Title: The Distribution and Chronology of Abalone Middens on the California Channel Islands.

Authors: Queeny G. Lapeña, Jessica Morales, and René L. Vellanoweth

Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, CA

 

3/2015             Title: Examining Shellfish Size and Short-Term Human Predation Effects at CA-SNI-40, San Nicolas Island, CA

Authors: Jessica Morales, Queeny G. Lapeña, Daisy Martinez, and René L. Vellanoweth

Society for California Archaeology, Redding, CA

 

3/2015             Title: Using Land Snails to Reconstruct Human Habitational Cycles on the California Channel Islands

Authors: Hannah R. Jacobsen, Amira F. Ainis, Lindsey T. Groves, Queeny G. Lapeña, and René L. Vellanoweth

Society for California Archaeology, Redding, CA

 

3/2014             Title: Changing Coastal Landscapes and Subsistence Patterns in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Authors: Lauren M. Mirasol, Queeny G. Lapeña, Amber Marie Madrid and René L. Vellanoweth

Society for California Archaeology, Visalia, CA

 

3/2014             Title: Lustrious Olivella (Callianax) biplicata Beads from CA-SNI-40, San Nicolas Island, CA: Contextualizing the Gleaming Surface through Experimental Archaeology

Authors: Jessica Morales, Queeny G. Lapeña, and René L. Vellanoweth

Society for California Archaeology, Visalia, CA

 

3/2014             Title: Land Snail: What Can it Tell us about the Past

Authors: Hannah Jacobsen, Queeny G. Lapeña,and René L. Vellanoweth

Society for California Archaeology, Visalia, CA

 

3/2014             Title: Potential Implications for Non-Dietary Gastropods in Channel Island Shell Middens: Indicators of Kelp and Seagrass Harvesting.

Authors: Amira F. Ainis,René L. Vellanoweth, Carol S. Thornber, and Queeny G. Lapeña

Society for California Archaeology, Visalia, CA

 

5/2013             Title: Exploring Difference in Size of Intertidal Shellfish Species: Analyzing Two Distinct Stratigraphic Levels from CA-SNI-40, San Nicolas Island, California

Authors: Jessica Morales, Queeny G. Lapeña, and René L. Vellanoweth

Southern California Academy of Sciences, Cal State Long Beach, CA

 

3/2013             Title: Quilted Subsistence Patterns: A Middle Holocene Food Tradition on San Nicolas island, California

Authors:Queeny Lapeña, Emily L. Whistler, Henry V. Chodsky, Jessica F. Colston Jessica Y. Magana, and René L. Vellanoweth

Society for California Archaeology, Berkeley CA

 

3/2013             Title: Preliminary Analysis of Formal Artifacts from Danielson Ranch (CA-VEN-395)

Authors: Ryan Moritz, Lauren M. Mirasol, Jessica Morales, Jessica Rosales, Daisy Martinez, Diana R. Gray, Queeny Lapeña, René L. Vellanoweth, and Barbara Tejada

Society for California Archaeology, Berkeley CA

 

3/2013             Title: Ornaments, Effigies, Bone Whistles, and a Stone Pipe from the Redwood Box Cache, San Nicolas Island, California

Authors: Amira F. Ainis, Richard B. Guttenberg, Queeny Lapeña, Emily L. Whistler, Lisa Thomas-Barnett, René L. Vellanoweth, Jon Erlandson, and Steven Schwartz

Society for California Archaeology, Berkeley CA

 

8/2012             Title: Steatite Effigies and a Stone pipe from the Redwood Box Cache, San Nicolas Island, California

Authors: Queeny Lapeña, Brendon Greenaway, Lisa Thomas-Barnett, René L. Vellanoweth, Jon M.Erlandson, and Steven J. Schwartz

California Island Symposium, Ventura, CA

 

8/2012             Title: Late Prehistoric Fauna from Indian Spring (CA-SBR-11689), China Lake, California

Author: Queeny Lapeña

The Great Basin Anthropological Conference, Tahoe Nevada

 

03/2012           Title: Shell Beads and Worked Shell: Middle Holocene Artifacts from CA-SNI-40, San Nicolas Island, California

Authors: Queeny Lapeña, Reilly F. Murphy, Joseph M. Ortiz, Amira F. Ainis, Kevin Smith, and René L. Vellanoweth

Society for California Archaeology, San Diego CA

 

04/2012           Title: Analysis of Middle Holocene Shell Artifacts from CA-SNI-40, San Nicolas Island, California

Authors: Queeny G. Lapeña, Reilly F. Murphy, Amira F. Ainis, Kevin N. Smith, and René L. Vellanoweth.                                                                             

Southern California Academy of Sciences, Occidental College, CA

 

04/2012           Title: Diversity in Middle Holocene Shell Artifacts at CA-SNI-40, San Nicolas Island, California

Authors: Reilly F. Murphy, Queeny G. Lapeña, Amira F. Ainis, Kevin N. Smith, and René L. Vellanoweth.

Student Research Conference, CSULA

Advisors

Stephan Acabado

Degrees

M.A. Anthropology, California State University (2015)
Thesis: Middle Holocene Maritime Adaptations: Shellfishing and Human Diet on San Nicolas Island, California
Supervisor: René L. Vellanoweth

B.A. Anthropology, California State University (2011)