Barbi Malinky-Harmon

Director of Heritage Services
M.A., Anthropology, 2005
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, Nevada


Geographic Expertise: Nevada, Idaho, Utah and California


Specialties: Lithic analysis, ceramic analysis, history, and prehistory of the Great Basin, NEPA/NHPA Compliance, Cultural Resource Management, Historic Preservation Law



Barbi Malinky-Harmon received her B.A. in Anthropology from the Robert E. Cook Honors College at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and her M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Nevada, Reno. While in Pennsylvania, she became interested in prehistoric ceramics and the use of chemical and petrographic analyses for ceramic sourcing; both techniques were used for her thesis. Barbi has also worked as an intern at the Nevada State Historic Preservation Office where she gained invaluable experience, including writing National Register Nominations. She has conducted archaeological research in the Great Basin since 2003. Since arriving at KEC, Barbi has gained wide-ranging experience in eastern California and central and eastern Nevada, performing fieldwork, research, and report preparation. Several of her most recent challenges have included the management of a 19,000-acre survey in central Nevada for a mine development, the creation of an historic context, and the avoidance of cultural resources for another mining operation located within a late19th and early 20th century mining community. Barbi is permitted to conduct both prehistoric and historic archaeology on federal and state lands within Nevada and California.