Volumes 45(1) through 52(1)

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VOLUME 45, NO. 1


  • The Geography of Place and Landscape Formation, High Bar, Hells Canyon, Idaho, Morris L. Uebelacker

  • [Student paper winner] Foodways at Fort Yamhill, 1856–1866: An Archaeological and Archival Perspective, Justin E. Eichelberger

  • The Social Significance of the Watson Store to the Community of Spalding, Idaho, Sarah Heffner

  • First Nations Forts, Refuges, and War Lord Champions Around the Salish Sea, Jay Miller

  • Indigenous Digital Media and the History of the Internet on the Columbia Plateau, Adam Fish

  • The Boldt Decision: A Roundtable Discussion, Vine Deloria, Jr., Billy Frank, Vernon Lane, Dick Poole, Al Ziontz

  • The Daugherty 1947 Washington Coast Site List, Gary C. Wessen


VOLUME 45, NO. 2

FALL 2011

On The Road Again or Red Light, Green Light: Transportation-Related Cultural Resources Management in Washington and Oregon, Scott Williams and Carolyn McAleer, editors

  • Introduction, Scott Williams and Carolyn McAleer, editors

  • Archaeology of the Malheur River Corridor, East Central Oregon, Thomas J. Connolly and Dennis L. Jenkins

  • A Good Place to Camp is a Good Place to Camp: Nine Thousand Years at the Williams Creek Site on the North Umpqua River, Brian O'Neill and Debra Barner

  • Early to Late Holocene Occupation at the Gee Creek Archaeological Sites in the Uplands of the Portland Basin, Michele L. Punke, Terry L. Ozbun, and Jo Reese

  • Tracking the Kerry Line: Evidence from a Logging Railroad Camp in the Nehalem Valley, Oregon, Thomas J. Connolly, Richard L. Bland, and Ward Tonsfeldt

  • Waiting for the End of the World: A Prototype Fallout Shelter Under I-5 in North Seattle, Craig Holstine

  • You Say Design/Build, I Say Oh No! Odot’s U.S. 20: Pioneer Mountain―Eddyville Project, Kurt Roede

  • Urban Archaeology, Good Faith Efforts, and the $12,000 Shovel Test Pit: A Cost Benefit Analysis of Deep Testing Methods for WSDOT Mega Projects, Kevin M. Bartoy

  • The Inadequacy of ¼ Inch Mesh Screen in Archaeology, Terry L. Ozbun


VOLUME 46, NO. 1


  • The Hudson’s Bay Company 1839 Fort Vancouver Censuses of Indian Population, Daniel L. Boxberger

  • Umpqua/Eden Revisited: Notes on the Archaeology and Ethnohistory of a Lower Umpqua Indian Village on the Central Oregon Coast, Rick Minor, Don Whereat, and Ruth L. Greenspan

  • Lamprey “Eels” in the Greater Northwest: A Survey of Tribal Sources, Experiences, and Sciences, Jay Miller

  • Russian and Foreign Medical Personnel in Alaska (1784–1867), Andrei V. Grinëv

  • [Student paper winner] Debating the Complexity of Clovis: Insights into the Complexity Paradigm, Justin Patrick Williams


VOLUME 46, NO. 2 

FALL 2012

  • Roderick Sprague (19332012), Editors

  • Cultural Continuity in the Kitchen Cupboard: A Personal Reflection, Astrida R. Blukis Onat

  • Bernard Fillip Jacobsen and Three Nuxalk Legends, Richard L. Bland

  • Skookumchuck Shuffle: Shifting Athapaskan Swaals into Oregon Klatskanis before Taitnapam Sahaptins Cross the Cascades,Jay Miller

  • [Student paper winner] When a Haama Loves an ‘Aayat: Courtship and Marriage among the Modern Day Niimíipuu as a Form of Indigenous Resistance, Tracy E. Schwartz

  • A Critique of Legal Protection for Human Remains in Idaho with Suggestions for Improvement of Current Legislation, Jenna M. Battillo

  • Written Testimony Provided to Oversight Hearing on the Impacts of Unmanaged Off-Road Vehicles on Federal Land, Ted Howard

  • Understanding Place: Tourism, Migration and Social Organization in North Central Washington, Julie Tate-Libby

  • The Development of Lithic Extraction Areas in the Okanogan Highlands during the Late Holocene: Evidence from Curlew Lake, Washington, Christopher D. Noll


VOLUME 47, NO. 1


  • A History of Underwater Archaeological Research in Oregon, Dennis Griffin

  • Great Basin Obsidian at The Dalles: Implications for the Emergence of Elites in the Southwestern Plateau, Rick Minor

  • Traditional Ecological Knowledge: Reconstructing Historical Run Timing and Spawning Distribution of Eulachon through Tribal Oral History, Nathaniel D. Reynolds and Marc D. Romano

  • A Multidisciplinary Perspective on the 2011 Ethnography ‘The Spokan Indians’, with a Response from the Author, John Alan Ross, Darby C. Stapp, Jack Nisbet, Tina Wynecoop, Dennis D. Dauble, Jay Miller,Deward E. Walker, Jr., and John Alan Ross

  • The 64th Annual Northwest Anthropological Conference, Moscow, Idaho, 21–23 April 2011

  • Journal of Northwest Anthropology Publication Style Guide


VOLUME 47, NO. 2

FALL 2013

  • Exploring Ancient Wood and Fiber Technologies along the Northwest Coast of North America, Dale R. Croes and Kathleen Hawes

  • Ground-Penetrating Radar Studies at the HAMMER Test Bed Facility, Richland, Washington, Lawrence B. Conyers

  • An Experimental Archaeological Study of the Effects of Off-Road Vehicles on Lithic Scatters, Carolyn R. Temple and Robert Lee Sappington

  • Digging for Wealth, Archaeological and Historical Analysis of an Early Twentieth Century Ore Processing Mill Site in Shoshone County, Idaho, Ashley M. Morton and Robert Lee Sappington

  • [Graduate student paper winner] Adapt and Adopt: Apsáalooke (Crow) Beadwork and Regalia from the Nineteenth Century to Today, Kiley E. Molinari

  • [Undergraduate student paper winner] An Exploration of Intentions and Perceptions of Code-Switching among Bilingual Spanish-English Speakers in the Inland Northwest, Grace F. Cooper


VOLUME 48, NO. 1


  • Using our Field Experiences to Build Theories of Applied Social Change—Why Do We Not Do More?, Kevin Preister

  • The Distribution and Meaning of Labrets on the Salish Sea, Kate Shantry

  • The Western Stemmed Point Tradition on the Columbia Plateau, E.S. Lohse and Coral Moser

  • A Glimpse at the Beginning of Language Studies on the Northwest Coast: Johann Christoph Adelung’s Mithridates oder Allgemeine Sprachenkunde, Richard L. Bland

  • The Franz Boas Papers: Documentary Edition, Joshua Smith, Regna Darnel Robert L.A. Hancock, and Sarah Moritz

  • The 65th Annual Northwest Anthropological Conference, Pendleton, Oregon, 27–30 March 2012


VOLUME 48, NO. 2

FALL 2014

  • Modeling Precontact Land-Use in The Dalles: Site Types, Assemblage Structure, and Data Adequacy, Paul S. Solimano and Daniel M. Gilmour

  • Stone Rings in the Umatilla National Forest, Southeastern Washington, R. Lee Lyman, Matthew T. Boulanger, and Dave N. Schmitt

  • Insights on Adaptive Capacity: Three Indigenous Pacific Northwest Historical Narratives, Benedict J. Colombi and Courtland L. Smith

  • [Graduate student paper winner] At the Intersection of Orphaned Collections and Civic Engagement, Kali D.V. Oliver

  • Public Archaeology in the West: A Case Study from Boise, Idaho, Mark Warner, Tracy Schwartz, Stacey Camp, Jessica Goodwin, Amanda Bielmann, and Tim Mace


VOLUME 49, NO. 1


  • Experiences in the University of Washington Anthropology Department,1955–1991, Simon Ottenberg

  • The Undervalued Black Katy Chitons (Katharina Tunicata) as a Shellfish Resource on the Northwest Coast of North America, Dale R. Croes

  • Incised Stones from Idaho, Jan Snedden Kee and Mark G. Plew

  • A Partial Stratigraphy of the Snakelum Point Site, 45-IS-13, Island County, Washington, and Comment on the Sampling of Shell Midden Sites Using Small Excavation Units, Lance K. Wollwage, Guy L. Tasa, and Stephenie Kramer

  • Big Dog/Little Horse—Ethnohistorical and Linguistic Evidence for the Changing Role of Dogs on the Middle and Lower Columbia in the Nineteenth Century, Cheryl A. Mack

  • Smallpox, Aleuts, and Kayaks: A Translation of Eduard Blashke’s Article on his Trip through the Aleutian Islands in 1838, Richard L. Bland

  • The 66th Annual Northwest Anthropological Conference, Portland, Oregon, 27–30 March 2013


VOLUME 49, NO. 2

FALL 2015

  • Making the List: Mount St. Helens as a Traditional Cultural Property, a Case Study in Tribal/Government Cooperation, Richard H. McClure and Nathaniel D. Reynolds

  • Metal and Prestige in the Greater Lower Columbia River Region,Northwestern North America, H. Kory Cooper, Kenneth M. Ames, Loren G. Davis

  • Archaeological Feature Preservation in Active Fluvial Environments: An Experimental Case Study from the Snoqualmie River, King County, Washington State, J. Tait Elder, Patrick Reed, Alexander E. Stevenson, and M. Shane Sparks

  • Seals and Sea Lions in the Columbia River: An Evaluation andSummary of Research, Deward E. Walker, Jr.

  • The 67th Annual Northwest Anthropological Conference Abstracts

  • Journal of Northwest Anthropology List of Reviewers, 2012–2015


VOLUME 50, NO. 1


  • Tales from the River Bank: An In Situ Stone Bowl Found along the Shores of the Salish Sea on the Southern Northwest Coast of British Columbia, Rudy Reimer, Pierre Freile, Kenneth Fath, and John Clague

  • Localized Rituals and Individual Spirit Powers: Discerning Regional Autonomy through Religious Practices in the Coast Salish Past, Bill Angelbeck

  • Assessing the Nutritional Value of Freshwater Mussels on the Western Snake River, Jeremy W. Johnson and Mark G. Plew

  • Snoqualmie Falls: The First Traditional Cultural Property in Washington State Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Jay Miller with Kenneth Tollefson

  • The Archaeology of Obsidian Occurrence in Stone Tool Manufacture and Use along Two Reaches of the Northern Mid-Columbia River, Washington, Sonja C. Kassa and Patrick T. McCutcheon

  • The Right Tool for the Job: Screen Size and Sample Size in Site Detection, Bradley Bowden

  • Alphonse Louis Pinart among the Natives of Alaska, Richard L. Bland


VOLUME 50, NO. 2

FALL 2016

  • Aboriginal Economy and Polity of the Lakes (Senijextee) Indians, Verne F. Ray, with endnote by Madilane Perry

  • Berkeley Rockshelter LIthics: Understanding the Late Holocene Use of the Mount Rainier Area, Bradford W. Andrews, Kipp O. Godfrey, and Greg C. Burtchard

  • Eagle Gorge Terrace (45-KI-1083) an Upland Hunting Camp and Its Place in the Economic Lives of the Precontact Puget Salish, James C. Chatters and Jason B. Cooper

  • Chemical Analysis of Pharmaceutical Materials Recovered from a Historical Dump in Nampa, Idaho, Ray von Wandruszka, David Valentine, Mark Warner, Vaughn Kimball, Tara Summer, Alicia Fink, and Sidney Hunter

  • Skeletal Evidence of Pre-contact Conflict Among Native Groups in the Columbia Plateau of the Pacific Northwest, Ryan P. Harrod and Donald E. Tyler

  • [Student Paper 1st Prize Winner] The Holocene Eploitation and Occurrence of Artiodactyls in the Clearwater and Lower Snake River Regions of Idaho, Jenifer C. Chadez

  • Abstracts of the 68th Annual Meeting of the Northwest Anthropological Conference, Eugene, Oregon, 26–28 March 2015


VOLUME 51, NO. 1

Spring 2017

  • Engendering the Past: The Status of Gender and Feminist Approaches to Archaeology in the Pacific Northwest and Future Directions, by Tiffany J. Fulkerson

  • Chemical Sourcing of Obsidian Artifacts from the Grisson Site (45-KT-301) to Study Source Variability, by Anne B. Parfitt and Patrick T. McCutcheon

  • Exploratory Analysis and Significance Testing of the Nez Perce Settlement Patterns Model, by Lyle D. Nakonechny

  • Ancient Artifact or New Age Totem: Analysis of a Carved Sacrum from the Oregon Coast, by Dennis G. Griffin

  • Changes in Middle Holocene Shellfish Harvesting Practices: Evidence from Labouchere Bay (49-PET-476), Southeast Alaska, by Mark R. Williams


Volume 51, No. 2

Fall 2017

  • Editorial by Darby C. Stapp

  • The Kyzylsyr Middle Paleolithic (ProtoDyuktai) Culture of Northern Asia (150,000–35,000 Years Ago) by Yuri A. Mochanov and Svetlana A. Fedoseeva
    Introduction and Translation by by Richard Bland
    Commentary by Roy Carlson

  • Entering the American Continent: The Chehalis River Hypothesis by Dale R. Croes and Vic J. Kucera

  • Treaties, Coast Salish Literacy, and Thomas G. Bishop: A Republication of An Appeal to the Government to Fulfill Sacred Promises Made 61 Years Ago by Robert E. Walls

  • Owyhee Canyonlands and the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes by Ted Howard

  • Remembering David L. Cole (1928–2017): A Transitional Figure in Oregon Archaeology by Rick Minor and John L. Fagan

  • Metric Analysis of Chipped Cobble Net Weights on the Lower Spokane River (Spokane Arm of Lake Roosevelt) by Christopher M. Casserino

  • Journal of Northwest Anthropology List of Reviewers 2016–2017

  • 69th Annual Northwest Anthropological Conference Abstracts 24–26 March 2016

  • Erratum in Chemical Sourcing of Obsidian Artifacts from the Grissom Site (45-KT-301) to Study Source Variability

Volume 52, No. 1

Spring 2018

  • Editorial by Darby C. Stapp

  • The Social Importance of Volcanic Peaks for the Indigenous Peoples of British Columbia by Rudy Reimer/Yumks

  • The Pacific Crabapple (Malus fusca) and Cowlitz Cultural Resurgence by Nathaniel D. Reynolds and Christine Dupres

  • Enduring Legacy: Geoarchaeological Evidence of Prehistoric Native American Activity in the Post-Industrial Landscape at Willamette Falls, Oregon by Rick Minor and Curt D. Peterson

  • A Multi-Authored Commentary on Carry Forth the Stories: An Ethnographer’s Journey into Native Oral Tradition with a Response from the Author, Rodney Frey by Darby C. Stapp, Deward E. Walker, Jr., Caj and Kim Matheson, Tina Wynecoop, Suzanne Crawford O’Brien, Aaron Denham, and Rodney Frey

  • A History of Anthropology at Reed College and the Warm Springs Project by Robert Moore, Robert Brightman, and Eugene Hunn

  • New Materials on the Ancient Bone-Carving Art of the Eskimos of Chukotka by Yu. A. Shirokov, Translated by Richard L. Bland