Archaeology lab practicum – beginnings

By Kathryn Berg, PSU undergraduate student This winter term, 2019, I’ve been working with Shelby Anderson and her collection excavated from a NW Alaskan site in the Bering Land Bridge region. Most of this work has been helping organize sections of the collection that became disorganized over a few years. This collection is mainly of […]

Open MS Graduate Research Assistant Position at PSU

I am currently accepting MA/MS students interested in a degree in Anthropology with a specialization in Archaeology. I have an open position for a student on a ceramic research project, with up to two years of funding. Portland State University M.S. Graduate Research Assistant Position Past Beringian Cultural Exchange and Interaction: A Study of Ceramic […]

New paper on northwest Alaskan ceramic sourcing research

My most recent paper is coming out in the Journal of Field Archaeology. Note – the link will only work for the first 50 people who use it! Earlier this year co-authors and I published our geochemical results from the same project in the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports: Anderson, Shelby, Matthew Boulanger, Michael […]

Meaning from Surface Finds

Post by Nate Jereb, PSU Undergraduate and Archaeology Lab Intern I’ve been working on putting together procedures for cleaning and processing surface finds from Port Clarence. “Surface Finds” are artifacts that are found on the surface, as opposed to in the ground, where they should be. Because these artifacts are on the surface, we can’t […]

Brushing Rodent Teeth

Post by Kristin Leonard, PSU undergraduate and Archaeology Lab Intern Every term that I have spent in Dr. Anderson’s lab has been a new learning experience. While in terms past I have sorted bulk samples, conducted basic ceramic analysis, and tagged and catalogued artifacts, this term I have mostly been doing faunal cleaning and basic […]

Connecting Students to Archaeology

Post by Jonathan Duelks, PSU undergraduate and Archaeology Lab Intern Public outreach and education is an important part of what happens here in the anthropology department at PSU, as well as with the Port Clarence Project.  As a part of an assignment for the analysis of faunal remains class three of my classmates, Kelsi McDaniel, […]