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
I was raised in a family of twelve on a small acreage in Iowa, where we raised most of our own plants and animals and also fished, hunted and harvested from the wild. My mother was the first to introduce me to a few of the local edible and medicinal plants and at an early age my passion for everything wild blossomed.
After obtaining a B.A. from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa in Anthropology and Biology I took on several seasonal positions throughout the country working as an archaeologist and naturalist. I 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. I then received my M.A. in Applied Anthropology with a focus on the Environmental Change and Ethnobotany in Quillabamba, Peru.
In 2010 I moved to Roslyn, WA and began teaching part time as an adjunct in Anthropology and Environmental Studies at Central Washington University. In 2013, I began working with Northwest Anthropology, LLC as a Senior Scientist and Ethnobotanist. In my spare time I like to hike, kayak, fish and enjoy being outdoors with my dogs.
Clarice Paul - Wanapum Tribal Technician
I am a mother of two sons ages 19 and 9. I am 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.
I enjoy working with ethnobotanical plants and assisting in archaeological survey monitoring. I 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 / JONA & Website Production Assistant
I received my Bachelor of Science from Central Washington University in 2013, majoring in anthropology and minoring in museum studies. I received my MA in Egyptology in 2014 from the University of Liverpool. I attended the 2012 CWU Archaeological Field School at Mount Rainier National Park. I have been with NWA LLC since December 2014, where I do a plethora of activities; construction monitoring, editing, and Excel work. I enjoy drawing, reading, and drinking tea. I volunteer at the Allied Arts Association’s Gallery at the Park, and the East Benton County Historical Museum in my spare time.
Amanda S. Cervantes - Junior Technical Specialist / JONA Page Editor / Website Manager
I'm a Washington native that joined the military after high school. I spent my enlistment overseas in Japan and found my calling to anthropology. When my enlistment was over in 2014, I attended the University of Montana and earned my B.A. in Anthropology with a focus in Forensic Anthropology in 2016. During my studies I participated in forensic cases, an emergency recovery, and two field schools (Mayan archaeology in Belize and historical preservation in Montana).
Alexandra L.C. Martin - Junior Technical Specialist / JONA Associate Editor / Social Media Coordinator
I am a recent graduate from the University of Washington, having received my B.A. in Biocultural Anthropology and Archaeology with a minor in American Indian Studies. During my time at UW, I worked in the Primate Evolutionary Biomechanics lab, assisting in studies on the biomechanics of the lower limb, focusing specifically on the talus. I took on a research project of my own in 2016, studying how childhood footwear affects arch index in adulthood, hoping to be able to apply my findings to past, unshod populations. My research, though it did not result in any significant findings, took me to New Orleans where I presented my poster at the 2017 meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. During the summer months of 2015 and 2016, I was an intern at NWA; since graduating, I have returned to Richland to work at NWA full-time while also coaching the Hanford dance team.