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 on-going research projects in northern Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.

I was also recently 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.

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Past Projects:

Data Repositories:

Sourcing data – Archaeometry Lab at MURR

Publications – this websitePDX ScholarSelected Works

Other data – PDX Scholar