• Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anthropology Department


  • Herzog, NM, Baker, M., Pavlik BM, Beck, K, Creer, S and L.A. Louderback. 2017. A multi-proxy approach to archaeobotanical research: Archaic and Fremont diets, Utah. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 15:169-178. Published, 07/21/2017.
  • Pruetz JD and Herzog NM (2017) Savanna chimpanzees at Fongoli, Senegal navigate a fire landscape. Submitted to Current Anthropology. 58(16):s0000. Published, 06/01/2017.
  • Herzog NM and Lawlor AT (2016) Joint tasks, broad diets? Reevaluating diet and technology in the Archaic Great Basin using Hogup Cave starch assemblages. Published, 10/01/2016.
  • Herzog, N. M., Keefe, E. R., Parker, C. H., & Hawkes, K. (2016). What's burning got to do with it? Primate foraging opportunities in fireā€modified landscapes. American journal of physical anthropology 159(3):432-441. Published, 03/01/2016.
  • Louderback, L.A., Herzog, N.M., Pavlik, B.M.(2016) Identification of starch granules from wild food plants in arid western North America. Starch: Starke. Published, 07/01/2016.
  • Parker CH, Keefe ER, Herzog NH, O’Connell JF, Hawkes K (2016) The pyrophihlic primate hypothesis. Evolutionary Anthropology. 25(2):54-63. Published, 04/08/2016.
  • Parker C, Herzog NM, Keefe EK, O'Connell JF, Hawkes, K.(2015) A comment on "Burning the land: an ethnographic study of off-site fire use by current and historically documented foragers and implications for the interpretation of past fire practices in the landscape." Current Anthropology 56(3): 299-326. Published, 05/15/2015.
  • Herzog, N.M (2014) Starch Grain Analysis in California and the Great Basin. California Archaeology. 6(2). Published, 12/15/2014.
  • Herzog, N. M., et al. (2014). Fire and home range expansion: A behavioral response to burning among savanna dwelling vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops). American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 154 (4) 554–560. Published, 06/02/2014.

Research Keywords

  • Human Diet
  • Ethnobotany and paleoethnobotany
  • Evolutionary Ecology
  • Fire Ecology
  • Primate Behavior

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • An Ethnobotanical Approach to Conserving Archaeological and Cultural Resources on BLM Lands. PI: Lisbeth Louderback. Co-PI(s): Jen Rovanpera. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), 06/01/2016 - present. Total project budget to date: $12,500.00
  • Chimpanzees in fire-altered landscapes: Investigating foundations for hominin fire exploitation. PI: Nicole Herzog. Co-PI(s): Jill Pruetz and Kristen Hawkes. Leakey Foundation, 05/01/2016 - present. Total project budget to date: $16,800.00
  • Ethnobotanical Field Guide. PI: Lisbeth Louderback. Bureau of Land Management, 09/01/2015 - present. Total project budget to date: $2,500.00
  • Primate Foraging Strategies in Fire-Altered Landscapes. PI: Nicole Herzog. Co-PI(s): Christopher Parker, Earl Keefe, and Kristen Hawkes. The Leakey Foundation, 12/01/2011 - 12/01/2014. Total project budget to date: $13,000.00

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Eastern Africa
  • Southern Africa
  • United States of America
    Great Basin Archaeology.