Project Personnel

Principal Investigator: Dr. Caroline Funk

Dr. Caroline Funk. Photo by B. Hornbeck 2014.

Dr. Caroline Funk received her PhD in Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2005.  She is currently working as a Research Assistant Professor at SUNY – University at Buffalo in the Department of Anthropology.

C. Funk. 2014. Report: Preliminary Report for ARPA Permit No. (none given): Kiska Island 2014 Field Research. Report on file at the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage Office, AK.

C. Funk and B. Hornbeck. 2014. Aleut Travel Paths in the Waters of the Rat Islands, Western Aleutians, Alaska. Poster presented at the 79th Annual Meeting the Society for American Archaeology, Austin, TX.  DOI: 10.13140/2.1.4937.5045

C. Funk. 2011. Rat Islands Archaeological Research 2003 and 2009: Toward and Understanding of Regional Culture and Environmental Histories. Arctic Anthropology 48(2):25-51.

C. Funk. 2011. Yupik Eskimo Gendered Information Storage Patterns. In Information and Its Role in Hunter-Gatherer Bands, pp. 29-58, edited by Robert Whallon, William A. Lovis and Robert K. Hitchcock. . Ideas, Debates, and Perspectives 5, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, Los Angeles.

C. Funk. 2010. The Bow and Arrow War: The Ethnohistory of Yup’ik Conflict. Ethnohistory 57(4):523-569.

Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Brian Hoffman

Dr. Brian Hoffman. Photo by C. Funk 2014.

Dr. Brian Hoffman received his PhD in Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2002.  He is currently working as an Associate Professor and Department Chair at Hamline University in the Department of Anthropology.

Dr. Hoffman’s Project Flickr Album.

Co-Principal Investigator : Dr. Nicole Misarti

Dr. Nicole Misarti.

Dr. Nicole Misarti received her PhD in Marine Science and Archaeology from the University of Alaska – Fairbanks in 2007.  She is currently working as a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Alaska – Fairbanks in the Water and Environmental Research Center.

Debra Corbett

Debra Corbett.

Debra Corbett received her M.S. in Anthropology from the University of Alaska – Fairbanks in 1991.  She operates Nanutset Heritage, a cultural resources firm in Anchorage, Alaska.

Dr. Nancy Bigelow

Dr. Nancy Bieglow

Dr. Nancy Bigelow received her PhD in Paleoecology from the University of Alaska – Fairbanks in 1997.  She is currently working as Associated Faculty at the University of Alaska – Fairbanks.

Dr. Christopher Waythomas

Dr. Christopher Waythomas received his PhD in Geology from the University of Colorado.  He is currently working for the U.S. Geological Survey at the Alaska Volcano Observatory in Anchorage, AK.

Dr. Spencer Wood

Dr. Spencer A. Wood

Dr. Spencer Wood received his PhD in Zoology from the University of British Columbia in 2009.  He is currently working as an Academic Research Associate at Stanford University.

Bobbi Hornbeck

Bobbi Hornbeck

Bobbi received her M.A. in Anthropology from SUNY at Buffalo in 2014.  She is continuing her education in anthropology as a PhD student at SUNY at Buffalo.  She is currently working as a Research Assistant for the Rat Islands Research Project.

Hans Harmsen

Hans Harmsen

Hans Harmsen is a PhD candidate in Anthropology at SUNY at Buffalo.  He is currently working as an Adjunct Professor at Canisius College.

Megan Harding

Megan Harding.

Megan Harding received her B.A. in Anthropology from Hamline University in 2014.  She is currently working at the  history center for the Minnesota Historical Society.  She is pursuing graduate level education with a focus on public archaeology.

Steve Goranson

Steve Goranson.

Steve is currently working on his B.A in Anthropology at Hamline University.

Researching human and environmental intersections in the Aleutian Islands.