Skinwalker Ranch’s Resident Anthropologist
Kandus Linde, Anthropological Research
Kandus Linde is a natural adventure seeker. One of the two full-time caretakers residing at Homestead I, otherwise known as The Ranch House. Her keen observational sense makes her a unique addition to the core investigative team. As a graduate in Anthropology from Utah State University, she has worked as a field archaeologist for cultural and environmental resource management firms over the past 20 years. With extensive archaeological field and laboratory experience in the American Southwest and Pacific Islands, her skill set includes archaeological survey, monitoring, excavation, data recovery, and artifact analyses.
Some interests include culture and mobility, social structure, patterns of subsistence, and burial practices. She is versed in lithic, ceramic, and osteological identification and analysis, compliance and preservation law, as well as working with local tribal members and cultural monitors. She is proficient in photography, technical writing, and editing, including the co-authored publication of Atlas of Human Cranial Macromorphoscopic Traits, which is utilized as a textbook in universities. Most recently her endeavors have been concentrated on historical research of the Uintah Basin, museum curation, buying and selling antiques, and being a full-time caretaker of Skinwalker Ranch.