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In Winter 2014, Dr. Ollendorf completed phytolith analysis of mudbrick samples from the archaeological sites of Tel Ur and Tel Lahm in southern Iraq as part of a NSF-funded team.

Dr. Ollendorf reviewed ICOMOS' Guidelines for World Heritage Technical Evaluation Missions and provided input through the ICAHM to improve the guidelines' treatment of archaeological resources.

In Spring 2007, she completed peer-review of a manuscript about possible dangers to archaeological sites as a result of global climate change (for publication as a Heritage @ Risk report). To learn more about these publications,

And in September 2007, Ollendorf completed a Desk Review of the dossier for the Canaanite Triple-Arch Gate at Tel Dan in northern Israel.  The dossier was submitted for possible inscription of this important historic resource as an UNESCO World Heritage Site (


Tel Dan's mudbrick arched gateway (left) enhanced (right).

Images from the Getty Conservation Institute


Ollendorf, Amy L., 2006, Historic Preservation: Archaeology.  Guest lecture in Historic Preservation class, School of Architecture, University of Minnesota.  Invited.

Ollendorf, Amy L., Arndt, James, Maki, David, and Jones, Geoff, 2004, Evaluation of the Shea Circle (32CS0046): A Small, Anomalous Feature in the Shadow of the NRHP-Listed Shea Site, Cass County, North Dakota. Individual presentation at the 69th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Montreal, Canada.

Ollendorf, Amy L., 2004, Cultural Resources Management. Guest lecture in Cultural Resources Management class, St. Cloud State University, Minnesota. Invited.


Phase II Evaluation of Archaeological Site 21WR0193 for the Cedar Lake Watershed Protection & Improvement Project in Swartout Wildlife Management Area (WMA), Wright County, Minnesota.

Development & Implementation of a Monitoring Program for 16 NRHP-Listed or Eligible Archaeological Sites in the Maple River Dam Floodpool, North Dakota.  Ongoing, Years 1-9 Completed.

Phase I Archaeological Investigations in Three Locations along Two Lateral Pipeline Projects in Wisconsin.  Completed.

Cultural Resources Surveys for New Kerry Americas Center of Excellence, Beloit, Wisconsin.  Completed.

Phase I Archaeological Investigation for Wetland Restoration at the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant, Arden Hills, Minnesota.  Completed.

FCC Cultural Resources Documentation (Form 620 & Form 621 packets) for Multiple Telecommunications Facilities in Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming.  Completed.

Cultural Resources Support Services for Multiple Lateral Pipeline Projects in Eastern Wisconsin. Completed.

Phase I Cultural Resources Surveys for New Telecommunications Facilities Throughout Minnesota. Completed.

Cultural Resources Support for Land Purchase and Avoidance of American Indian Burial Mounds, Bloomington, Minnesota. Completed.

Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) Support for Nature's Preserve Wetland Mitigation, Chisago County, Minnesota. Completed.

Historical, Cultural & Archaeological Research & Support for Master Planning, Diamond Point Park, City of Bemidji, Beltrami County, Minnesota. Completed.

Nomination Documents & Photography for the Holz Farmstead to the National Register of Historic Places, City of Eagan, Dakota County, Minnesota. Completed.

Archaeological Monitoring for Proposed Bear Creek Sewer Line, City of Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota. Completed.

Geomorphological Testing & Phase I Cultural Resources Survey for Proposed ELF Sewer Line, City of Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota. Completed.


Ollendorf, Amy L. and Ian C. Burrow, 2013, The Register of Professional Archaeologists: Who Joined in 2010-2012 and What Did They Join?  The SAA Record 13(4):40-46.

Ollendorf, Amy L., 2007, Review of M. Kat Anderson, Tending the Wild: Native American Knowledge and the Management of California's Natural Resources, published by the University of California Press, Berkeley.  Environmental History 12(2):427-428.

Ollendorf, Amy L., 2007, Review of Douglas K. Charles & Jane E. Buikstra, eds., Recreating Hopewell, published by the University Press of Florida, Gainesville.  Bulletin of the Society for Archaeological Sciences 30(1):29-30.

Ollendorf, Amy L., 2006, Review of L. Garwin & T. Lincoln, eds., A Century of Nature: Twenty-One Discoveries that Changed Science and the World, published by The University of Chicago Press, Chicago. Geoarchaeology 21(6):639-641.

Ollendorf, Amy L., Monograph Editor, 2004, Lead and New Lives Along the Mississippi River: Development of the Early Cultural Landscape of Dubuque, Iowa. Five articles published in the Journal of the Iowa Archeological Society 51:1-59. Joe B. Thompson, Journal Editor.

Ollendorf, Amy L., Rogers, Leah D., and Jan Olive Nash, 2004, Introduction to Recent Archaeological and Historic Architectural Investigations in Dubuque County. Introductory article in Lead and New Lives Along the Mississippi River: Development of the Early Cultural Landscape of Dubuque, Iowa, edited by Amy L. Ollendorf. Journal of the Iowa Archeological Society 51:1-7.

Ollendorf, Amy L., 2004, Legacies of the Renards, Minas de Plomo, and “Swaledalers” in Dubuque County. Summary article in Lead and New Lives Along the Mississippi River: Development of the Early Cultural Landscape of Dubuque, Iowa, edited by Amy L. Ollendorf. Journal of the Iowa Archeological Society 51:43-59.

Brad Johnson, Ollendorf, Amy L., and Schmidt, Daniel, 2003, Land and Site Management on Federal Lands: Research and Mapping in the Headwaters Reservoirs, Minnesota. Part 1. The Minnesota Archaeologist 62:99-111.


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