Prospective Students

Topics I am interested in working on with students include:

  • Hunter-gatherer clay and ceramic technology
  • Hunter-gatherer cooking practices
  • Willamette Valley and Lower Columbia settlement patterns
  • Remote sensing applications in archaeology
  • Community-based planning for climate change impacts to archaeology
  • Chert sourcing and lithic raw material use in northwest Alaska
  • Community-based research on disturbed or threatened sites

Please contact me (ashelby@pdx.edu) if you are thinking of applying to work with me.  I am unlikely to accept students who I have not corresponded with prior to application.

Information about applying to the Anthropology graduate program is here and information about funding is here.

Collecting surface pottery at Cape Krusenstern
(Photo by Shelby Anderson 2009).