Castle Hill Archaeological Project

Friends and Sponsors

A large number of organizations and individuals contributed to the success of the Castle Hill Archaeological Project:

    diamond shaped bullet  The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) funded the archaeological recovery program.
    diamond shaped bullet  Mount Edgecumbe High School generously allowed the use of a well-equipped laboratory for artifact processing.
    diamond shaped bullet  The University of Alaska Southeast - Sitka Campus provided low-cost university housing near the site.
    diamond shaped bullet  Other organizations who have assisted with the project include:

A strategy to conserve the Castle Hill artifacts has been developed through the collaboration of OHA with the Alaska State Museum (Brooke Bowman, conservator) and Texas A&M University's Archaeological Preservation Research Laboratory (Dr. C. Wayne Smith, APRL Director). To the innumerable individuals from all of the above organizations who contributed their time and efforts, and to those inadvertently left out, we express our wholehearted thanks.



Castle Hill Project Staff
1997 Project staff (full and part-time)

Project Director - Dave McMahan
Supervisory Staff/ Research Associates

Timothy Dilliplane
Margan Grover
Renee Petruzelli
Daniel Thompson

Additional Staff

Joan Antonson
Judith Bittner
Kohji Carrigan
Kory Cooper
Bob Forshaw
Dr. Charles Holmes

Michelle Jesperson
Robin Klanott
Nicole Lance
Daniel Poulson
Dr. Douglas Reger
Michael Strunk

Volunteers

Steve Burkhart
Jennifer Cerney
Helen Craig
Ty Dilliplane
Mary Gouthier
Roberta Guthert
Rebecca Joyce
Stephen Maach
Barbara Marquet
Helen Mercado
Karen Olson

Pat Roppel
Mary Soltis
Libby Stortz
Sasha Stortz
Jim Stratton
Jamey Torgerson
Joan Vanderwerp
Sandy Vent
Linda Wescott
Liz Wescott


1998 Project Staff and Volunteers  


Project Director - Dave McMahan
Supervisory Staff/ Research Associates

Timothy Dilliplane
Margan Grover
Renee Petruzelli
Daniel Thompson

Additional Staff

Joan Antonson
Dr. Lydia Black
Kory Cooper
Joan Dale
Robert Forshaw
Margan Grover
Dr. Diane Hanson
Erik Hilsinger

Steven King
Robin Klanott
Daniel Poulson
Dr. Douglas Reger
Pat Roppel
Michael Strunk
Amy Tomsen
Steve Vastola

Staff Research Interests

Ty Dilliplane - Industries of Russian-America
Margan Grover - Textiles, Beads, and Buttons
Dave McMahan - Overall synthesis of data and micro-analysis
Renee Petruzelli - Faunal Material