DR. DALE R. CROES, Ph.D., President, Principal Investigator
Ph.D., Washington State University, 1977
M.A., Washington State University, 1972
B. A., University of Washington, 1969
Dale Croes has been Executive Director of the Pacific Northwest Archaeological Society (PNWAS) and now Services for 30 years. He has over 45 years of experience in archaeological work and Cultural Resource Management (CRM) in the Pacific Northwest, and has worked extensively in southwestern Washington. An internationally known wet-site archaeologist and former faculty member at South Puget Sound Community College and current adjunct faculty member at Washington State University Croes has worked in equal partnerships with Tribes at wet-sites (sites with excellent preservation of wood and fiber artifacts) at Ozette Village, Hoko River, Qwu?gwes, Sunken Village, Kilgii Gwaay (B.C.) and he is currently working on 500 ancient fish trap stakes from the Hoquiam River. He has participated in these partnerships with Tribes of the Makah, Squaxin, Grand Ronde, Siletz, Haida, Quinault, Chehalis and Nisqually. He is a founding member of the Squaxin Island Museum Library and Research Center, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary. He also served on the Volunteer Committee with the Squaxin Island Tribe for the recent and highly successful Paddle to Squaxin.
SELECTED PROJECT EXPERIENCE:
Ozette Village Archaeological Wet Site (45CA24), Washington State University, 1970-1976. Field Supervisor and Research Assistant, which involved analysis of basketry and cordage artifacts, mapping, computer graphics and research with Makah Tribe in Neah Bay, Washington., Pullman. Dr. Richard Daugherty, Director.
Hoko River Archaeological Wet Site (45-CA-213) and Rockshelter (45-CA-21); Washington State University, 1977-1987, Principal Investigator and Director of excavation, analysis and publishing reports with Makah Tribe, Neah Bay, Washington.
Washington Archaeological Research Center, Washington State University, 1980-1987. Director.
Anthropology Professor, South Puget Sound Community College, Olympia, Washington. 1994 to Present. Developed and Directed an Online Certification Training Program in Cultural Resources Management from 2000—present. Two Nisqually graduates: Jacqueline Wall and Kareem Gannie.
Qwu?gwes/Mud Bay Archaeological Wet Site (45-TN-240), 1999-2009, Director and Principal Investigator with the Squaxin Island Tribe Cultural Resources Department and Museum Library and Research Center
Sunken Village Archaeological Wet Site (35-MU-4), Oregon, 2006-2008, Principal Investigator and Director of excavation, analysis and publishing reports in partnership with Archaeological Investigations Northwest (AINW)—with analysis and report writing by lithics expert Terry Ozbun and geomorphologist, Dr. Michele Punke.
Kalakala Archaeological Project (45-TN-434), 2012-2013, Director and Principal Investigator with the Nisqually Indian Tribe. Applied for Washington State Permit and conducted excavation with PNWAS crew and Nisqually Cultural Resources Specialists Jacqueline Wall and Kareem Gannie with Joseph Kalama.
As President of Pacific Northwest Archaeological Services, 2011-Present, has directed, managed and reported CRM projects with: City of Shelton, City of Olympia, Byram Archaeological Consulting, LLC (conservation of fish trap stakes), Clallam County Parks (Survey of new land acquired), Quinault Indian Nation (conservation of 250 fish trap stakes), Chehalis Tribe (conservation of 250 fish trap stakes), Quileute Tribe (survey of new land acquisitions), Hood Canal Communications, Katzie Development Corporation, B.C. (wet site analysis training), Mason PUD #3.