My research and scholarly work falls into three inter-connected areas of interest: 1) study of past human-environment interactions, or human ecodynamics, in hunter-gatherer groups, 2) hunter-gatherer technologies, particularly ceramic and clay technologies, and 3) applied archaeology. I pursue these interests through several recent and on-going research projects in northern Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.
I am also currently involved in a multi-institution effort to bring together members of the Arctic social science and indigenous communities to reassess the goals, potentials, and needs of these diverse communities and Arctic social sciences research within the context of a rapidly changing circumpolar North. You can read more about the Arctic Horizons Project, and participate virtually, on our webpage.
Human Ecodynamics Projects
- Port Clarence Archaeology Project
- Human-Environmental Dynamics at Cape Krusenstern
- Human Response to Climate Change at Cape Espenberg
- Birnirk Prehistory and the Emergence of Inupiaq Culture in Northwestern Alaska
Hunter-Gatherer Technology Research
- Clay Technologies and Past Foodways in the Pacific Northwest
- Ceramics and Social Networks in the Western Arctic
- Maritime Adaptations and Northern Ceramic Technologies
Applied Archaeology Projects
- Climate Change and Archaeology in Northwest Alaska
- Northern Alaskan National Historic Landmark Condition and Vulnerability Assessment
- Walakpa Archaeology Rapid Response Project