Kristin Langenfeld


Principal Archaeologist


Photograph of Kristin Langenfeld, Principal Archaeologist. Kristin Langenfeld brings more than twenty five years of experience and a unique combination of field work, research and report generation capabilities to Dykeman Roebuck Archeology.  Her skills and experience include:

ten years of experience owning and managing a technical contract writing and editing service serving companies in the southwest, California and the Great Basin

As an expert with more than 20 years of specialization in ceramics, Kristin has been a principal or contribution author to eight major works on pottery and ceramics in the San Juan Basin area, including the definitive, Pottery as a Measure of Change and Continuity in Early Navajo Households.  She has also written about Oneota Plain pottery.

Kristin is an active volunteer in the Farmington area working with the Humane Society, and the San Juan College Small Business Incubator Project

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University of Wisconsin, Madison

Graduated with Honors, Bachelor of Arts,

Anthropology, 1976

Employment and Experience

In 1996 I founded Scaleable Editing Services (SES) to provide contract editing services.  Much of my editing time with SES is devoted to those technical documents associated with federal and state compliance projects. These range in size from a few pages to over 1,000 pages. I have edited hundreds of documents of this nature. In 1999, a report on the results of archaeological survey in the Silurian Valley for which I provided technical editing won the Tom King award for excellence in CRM archaeology in southern California. In addition to reports of this nature, I have extensive experience editing budgets, proposals, SOQs, research designs, and a wide variety of forms, brochures, promotional literature, and correspondence. I also provide editing services for dissertations, articles for professional journals, power point presentations, web sites, and poster sessions.

My editing skills were strengthened between 1986 and 2002, while I was employed by the Navajo Nation Archaeology Department. Editing of documents of a technical archaeological nature began as one facet of my job. Ultimately editing responsibilities accounted for approximately 75 percent of my hours with the Navajo Nation. 

Mechanical editing is my strong suit. I understand grammar, spelling, punctuation and style.  I am comfortable with style guides produced by different professional organizations and private companies. I work independently, I understand and meet deadlines, I am thorough, and I have a demonstrated ability to carry even tedious tasks through to completion. I work well with technical specialists and with individuals at a variety of professional levels.  I believe I understand the people skills necessary to create productive author/editor relationships. 


A listing of publications I have authored or to which I have made substantial contributions will be furnished upon request.

Edited Publications

This is a selection from the volumes I have edited in the last several years.

1992 Upland Adaptations in Lower Glen Canyon during the Archaic and Pueblo Periods, by P.F. Reed.  Navajo Nation Papers in Anthropology 28.  Navajo Nation Archaeology Department, Window Rock, Arizona. 281 pp., 90 figures, 40 tables.

1995 The Hogan Well Project: Archaeological Excavations at Early Mogollon and Late Anasazi Sites in the Puerco River Valley, Arizona, by D. D. Dykeman.  Navajo Nation Papers in Anthropology 31. Navajo Nation Archaeology Department, Window Rock, Arizona.  344 pp. + app., 115 figures, 64 tables.

1998   Prehistoric and Historic Archaeology of Metropolitan San Diego:  A Historic Properties Background Study, by ASM Affiliates, Inc., Encinitas, California.  350 pp., 39 figures, 46 tables.

1998    Springs and Lakes in a Desert Landscape:  Archaeological and Paleoenviromental Investigations in the Silurian Valley and Adjacent Areas of Southeastern California, edited by B. F. Byrd. ASM Affiliates, Inc., Encinitas, California. 807 pp., 257 figures, 122 tables. This report won the 1999 "Thomas H. King Award for Excellence in Cultural Resource Management" presented by the Society for California Archaeology.

1999        Shellfish on the Menu: Archaeology of Dinner Camps and Limited Activity Locales Along Coastal Camp Pendleton, San Diego County, California, by S. N. Reddy.  ASM Affiliates, Inc., Encinitas, California. 241 pp., 73 figures, 81 tables.

2000   Archaeological Investigations at LA 71781: A Study in Cultural and Ecological Diversity Along the Upper San Juan River, Northwestern New Mexico, by D. D. Dykeman and J. T. Wharton. Navajo Nation Papers in Anthropology 38. 11 contributors, 217 pp. + app., 70 figures, 40 tables.

2000        Pueblo I Ceramic Kilns: The Archaeology of Sites LA 72788 and LA 113969 near Navajo Reservoir, Northwest New Mexico.   Cultural Resources Management Consultants, Inc., Farmington, New Mexico.