More than just a journal

The Journal of Northwest Anthropology (JONA) is a peer-reviewed scholarly, biannual publication. We welcome contributions of professional quality concerning anthropological research in northwestern North America. Theoretical and interpretive studies and bibliographic works are preferred, although highly descriptive studies will be considered if they are theoretically significant. The primary criterion guiding selection of papers will be how much new research the contribution can be expected to stimulate or facilitate.

In our Memoir Series, we publish works of a thematic nature. Past memoirs include the collected works of distinguished anthropologists in the Pacific Northwest, Native American language dictionaries, reprints of historical anthropological material, and efforts of Native American and academic collaboration.

JONA aims to be a resource for those within the anthropological fields looking for information about the Pacific Northwest by spotlighting underrepresented individuals and groups, providing information about museum collections and field schools to subscribers, and keeping a running list of books, researchers, and northwest anthropologists.

JONA’s Style Guide can be viewed here.


Cultural Resource Management 

Northwest Anthropology LLC (NWA), a cultural resource management firm in Richland, Washington, was founded in 2009 by Darby C. Stapp and Julie G. Longenecker. The firm has worked to build relationships with and between agencies and entities in the region, with a goal of collaboration and cultural preservation and perpetuation at the forefront of every project. Agencies and entities with whom NWA has a relationship include the Wanapum Band, Grant County PUD, Bonneville Power Administration, the Department of Energy, the City of Richland, the United States Forest Service, Washington Department of Natural Resources, United States Bureau of Reclamation, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and United States Fish and Wildlife Service, among others.

NWA offers a variety of anthropological services, including traditional cultural property impact assessments, ethnobotanical assessments, ethnographic interviews and transcriptions, archaeological surveying and monitoring, and more.

Our goal is to use this website to increase awareness of Northwest anthropology to the general public, descendants of the many cultures, anthropologists from other parts of the world, and even among anthropologists within the Pacific Northwest.

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