Darby C. Stapp (email) (B.A., University of Denver; M.A., University of Idaho; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania) and Julia G. Longenecker (email) (B.A., University of Wyoming; M.A., University of Idaho) began their archaeological careers during the 1970s in the Rocky Mountain region of North America. After finishing their M.A. degrees at the University of Idaho, they moved to the Philadelphia area so that Darby could pursue his Ph.D. in historic archaeology from the University of Pennsylvania. His dissertation research on the Overseas Chinese miners and mining communities of the 1870s brought them back to Idaho a few years later.
For the last 30 years, they have been working for various CRM Programs in the Northwest, specifically in the Columbia River Basin. For 20 years, Darby was the Cultural Resources Program Manager for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) at the Hanford site in southwestern Washington before retiring to form his own CRM firm, Northwest Anthropology. Much of his work involves assisting local Tribes and the Wanapum to protect and preserve areas of cultural significance.
Julie also worked for PNNL in the CRM program for a brief period before being hired by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR), Cultural Resources Protection Program (CRPP). Here, she was able to use her expertise in human and non-human bone identification. Her job also included CRM work assisting the Tribe with National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 compliance and cultural resource protection at the Hanford site. Since retiring from the Tribe in 2017, she has been able to assist Northwest Anthropology with publishing and distributing the Journal of Northwest Anthropology (JONA) and other Northwest Anthropology Memoirs.
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Northwest Anthropology Staff
James Knobbs, RPA - Senior Scientist
James has been working in Cultural Resource Management for 9 years, primarily in the Columbia Plateau Region. He has a background in Traditional Cultural Property identification and evaluation, archaeological field methods and practices, ethnographic investigations and analysis, and ethnobotanical identification and documentation.
Andrea (Annie) Presler - Senior Scientist / Ethnobotanist
Annie was raised in a family of twelve on a small acreage in Iowa, where they raised most of their own plants and animals and also fished, hunted, and harvested from the wild. Her mother was the first to introduce her to a few of the local edible and medicinal plants and at an early age her passion for everything wild blossomed.
After obtaining a B.A. from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa in Anthropology and Biology, Annie took on several seasonal positions throughout the country working as an archaeologist and naturalist. She served as curator of Coker Arboretum at UNC’s North Carolina Botanical Garden for eight years and then spent five years at De Anza College in California as a curator and Instructor in Environmental Studies. Annie then received her M.A. in Applied Anthropology with a focus on the Environmental Change and Ethnobotany in Quillabamba, Peru.
In 2010 Annie moved to Roslyn, WA and began teaching part time as an adjunct in Anthropology and Environmental Studies at Central Washington University. In 2013, she began working with Northwest Anthropology, LLC as a Senior Scientist and Ethnobotanist. In her spare time she likes to hike, kayak, fish and enjoy being outdoors with her dogs.
Clarice Paul - Wanapum Tribal Technician
Clarice is a mother of two sons ages 19 and 9. She is an avid artist of many styles of Native American crafting skills including: Tule Mat weaving, hand twining traditional string of hemp and sinew, basketry, beadwork, dentalium shell jewelry, sewing wing dresses, ribbon shirts, chaps, moccasin sewing, and porcupine quillwork.
Clarice enjoys working with ethnobotanical plants and assisting in archaeological survey monitoring. She traveled for many years with the Wanapum Native American Discover Unit travel museum funded by the Grant County Public Utility District and the Wanapum Cultural Resources department. The travel museum is utilized as an in-class and public events education tool for the Wanapum Heritage Center Museum and the culture of the Wanapum people.
Heather R. Hansen - Junior Scientist
Heather received her B.S. from Central Washington University in 2013, majoring in anthropology and minoring in museum studies. She then received her M.A. in Egyptology in 2014 from the University of Liverpool. Heather attended the 2012 CWU Archaeological Field School at Mount Rainier National Park. She has been with NWA since December 2014, where she does a variety of activities; construction monitoring, editing, and Excel work. She enjoys drawing, reading, and drinking tea. Heather also volunteers at the Allied Arts Association’s Gallery at the Park, and the East Benton County Historical Museum in her spare time.
Alexandra L.C. Martin - Junior Technical Specialist / JONA Publication Assistant / Social Media and Website Coordinator
Alex is a graduate of the University of Washington, having received her B.A. in Biocultural Anthropology and Archaeology with a minor in American Indian Studies. During her time at UW, she worked in the Primate Evolutionary Biomechanics lab, assisting in studies on the biomechanics of the lower limb which focused specifically on the talus. Alex took on a research project of her own in 2016, studying how childhood footwear affects arch index in adulthood, hoping to be able to apply her findings to past, unshod populations. Her research, though it did not result in any significant findings, took her to New Orleans where she presented her poster at the 2017 meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. During the summer months of 2015 and 2016, Alex was an intern at NWA; since graduating, she has returned to Richland to work at NWA full-time while also coaching the Hanford dance team.