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Staff

CAAS has a number of research and contract associates and maintains a pool of Assistant Archaeologists who are qualified field and laboratory technicians.  In addition to the expertise of senior and associate staff in GIS, geoarchaeological analysis, sediments, lithic and ceramic analyses, and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), CAAS maintains consulting relationships with analytical specialists for X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF), pollen, macrobotanical, blood and protein residue, and faunal analyses.

  • Erick Robinson

    Director

    Erick Robinson holds a Ph.D. in Archaeology from the University of Sheffield. He has over a decade of experience working at the interface of cultural resource management and academic research. He specializes in the application of archaeological science to field and lab research designs. His technical specialties are geochronology, chronological modeling, geoarchaeology, and lithic technology. He recently completed a six-year NSF project that developed a radiocarbon database for the lower 48 states, which entailed the collection and integration of CRM reports across all of these states. His recent work focuses on the role of computational modeling and academic research in the Section 110 process.

    Erick Robinson holds a Ph.D. in Archaeology from the University of Sheffield. He has over a decade of experience working at the interface of cultural resource management and academic research. He specializes in the application of archaeological science to field and lab research designs. His technical specialties are geochronology, chronological modeling, geoarchaeology, and lithic technology. He recently completed a six-year NSF project that developed a radiocarbon database for the lower 48 states, which entailed the collection and integration of CRM reports across all of these states. His recent work focuses on the role of computational modeling and academic research in the Section 110 process.

  • Cheryl Anderson

    Bioarchaeologist

    Cheryl holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her research focus is in bioarchaeology and she is particularly interested in the impacts of social inequalities on human health and violence through the examination of human skeletal remains. Her main geographic areas of focus have been in Turkey and the greater American Southwest. She has co-edited two volumes on bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology case studies of violence.

    Cheryl holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her research focus is in bioarchaeology and she is particularly interested in the impacts of social inequalities on human health and violence through the examination of human skeletal remains. Her main geographic areas of focus have been in Turkey and the greater American Southwest. She has co-edited two volumes on bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology case studies of violence.

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    Allison Wolfe

    Zooarchaeologist

  • Pei-Lin Yu

    Archaeologist

    Pei-Lin holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from Southern Methodist University. Her research interests focus on the behavioral ecology of agricultural evolutionary transitions in China, Taiwan, and the South American neo-tropics. Yu has extensive experience in bison bonebed excavation and ethnoarchaeology of hunting and gathering and horticultural peoples. She has worked for three Federal agencies conducting archaeological survey and documentation across the U.S., HABS/HAER/HALS and National Register nominations, artifact repository management to Federal standards, fire, and cultural resources management, NAGPRA determinations of cultural affiliation, and Notices of Inventory Completion, and climate change research in national parks. Her publications include four books as well as numerous journal articles and technical reports. Yu has authored and co-authored successful research grant proposals totaling more than $1.12 million.

    Pei-Lin holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from Southern Methodist University. Her research interests focus on the behavioral ecology of agricultural evolutionary transitions in China, Taiwan, and the South American neo-tropics. Yu has extensive experience in bison bonebed excavation and ethnoarchaeology of hunting and gathering and horticultural peoples. She has worked for three Federal agencies conducting archaeological survey and documentation across the U.S., HABS/HAER/HALS and National Register nominations, artifact repository management to Federal standards, fire, and cultural resources management, NAGPRA determinations of cultural affiliation, and Notices of Inventory Completion, and climate change research in national parks. Her publications include four books as well as numerous journal articles and technical reports. Yu has authored and co-authored successful research grant proposals totaling more than $1.12 million.

  • Mark Plew

    Director Emeritus

    Mark Plew holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from Indiana University.  His research interests focus on the behavioral ecology of hunter-gatherers.  He has conducted more than 150 archaeological and ethnographic projects throughout North and South America and in Australia.  He has authored more than 300 books, monographs, journal articles, and technical reports.  During the past 25 years, he has had primary responsibility for numerous cultural resource management projects in Idaho and surrounding states.  Dr. Plew is an Emeritus Professor at Boise State University.  Since 1986, he has served as Coordinator of the Center of Applied Archaeological Science.

    Mark Plew holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from Indiana University.  His research interests focus on the behavioral ecology of hunter-gatherers.  He has conducted more than 150 archaeological and ethnographic projects throughout North and South America and in Australia.  He has authored more than 300 books, monographs, journal articles, and technical reports.  During the past 25 years, he has had primary responsibility for numerous cultural resource management projects in Idaho and surrounding states.  Dr. Plew is an Emeritus Professor at Boise State University.  Since 1986, he has served as Coordinator of the Center of Applied Archaeological Science.

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