Todd Surovell is an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Wyoming. His research interests are in behavioral ecology, hunter-gatherer studies, mathematical modeling, lithic technology, and Paleoindian archaeology.
"This is possibly the first systematic study of the lithic record from a manageable time-space unit that treats rocks like ecologists and economists treat food: as a consumable resource, not an end product. Surovell's highly original study will be a landmark in lithic analysis and Palaeoindian studies that all serious practitioners should read."--Cambridge Archaeological Journal