The Principal Investigator (PI), Dale R. Croes, Ph.D. and the PNWAS-Services team has worked together on several cultural resource survey and research projects for over a decade, directly co-managed by Tribal Communities, and most recently on the restoration and conservation of 500 fish weir stakes for the Quinault Indian Tribe and Chehalis Tribes and the Department of Transportation; and on the Kalakala site under contract with the Nisqually Indian Tribe. Dr. Croes’ PNWAS crew in partnership with Archaeological Investigations Northwest, Ltd. (AINW) worked in 2006 and 2007 with the Warm Springs, Grand Ronde and Siletz Tribes of Oregon in mapping and recording over 100 acorn leaching pits, lined with hemlock branches, at the National Historic Landmark wet site of Sunken Village, Portland, Oregon.
All PNWAS-Services crew members have worked in archaeological projects that were co-managed by the Tribes in the site’s traditional territories. They provided the necessary research skill to provide expertise in finding wet site wood and fiber components, such as fish traps, acorn pits and spring aquifer areas in sites (Croes), ethnobotanical skills to conduct flotation of column samples and cellular ID of charcoal (Hawes), shellfish ID and analysis (Allyn), and overall laboratory processing (all crew).
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