A Woman-owned Alaskan Small Business since 1975
Linda Finn Yarborough earned her B.A. from the State University of New York at Binghamton (now Binghamton University), her M.A. from the University of Toronto, and her M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her Master’s thesis was an analysis of fauna from a late precontact period First Nations archaeological site in southern Ontario, Canada, and her Ph.D. dissertation focused on subsistence changes over a 5,000-year period along the north Pacific coast of southcentral Alaska. She began Cultural Resource Consultants LLC (CRC) as a sole proprietor in 1975. She has over 45 years of archaeological and anthropological experience in Alaska, along with earlier experience in Malta, France, and Canada, and meets the Secretary of the Interior’s professional qualifications in both pre-contact and historical archaeology. She has an excellent working knowledge of the historical and archaeological literature available for Alaska and has experience in working with state and federal agencies, Alaska Native corporations, and tribal organizations.
Dr. Yarborough has authored two books, and numerous cultural resource papers and reports during her career. She has experience surveying for and monitoring historic properties, conducting ground penetrating radar (GPR) surveys and analyses, evaluating archaeological sites and historic buildings for the National Register of Historic Places (National Register), devising mitigation for historic properties, and conducting mitigative documentation and excavations of archaeological sites, and preparing Programmatic Agreements and Memoranda of Agreement. She has worked in almost all areas of the state. Her areas of interest include zooarchaeology, archaeological fabrics and fibers, and the archaeology of the Arctic, in general.
Senior Archaeologist Michael Yarborough has 48 years of archaeological experience in Alaska and has worked in all areas of the state. Mr. Yarborough, who received his M.A. degree in anthropology from the University of Toronto, began working in Alaska in 1974. He has an excellent working knowledge of the historical and archaeological literature available for Alaska and is experienced in working with state and federal agencies, Alaska Native corporations, and Tribal organizations. Mr. Yarborough has completed more than 130 cultural resource surveys throughout Alaska during the more than three decades he has worked as a consultant. Prior to joining Cultural Resource Consultants in 1981, he conducted archaeological surveys and excavations along the Alyeska Pipeline and worked as an archaeologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Alaska Regional Office.
His areas of interest and expertise include pre-contact and historic Alaskan archaeology, lithic analysis, and Alaskan World War II history and archaeology. Mr. Yarborough has a thorough understanding of cultural resource laws and regulations, especially the Section 106 process. He has an excellent working knowledge of the historical and archaeological literature available for Alaska and is experienced in working with state and federal agencies, Alaska Native corporations, and Tribal organizations. He has experience in conducting archaeological surveys and excavations, documenting and monitoring historic properties, devising and carrying out mitigation, and preparing Section 106 agreement documents.
Aubrey Morrison has almost 20 years of experience in cultural resource management, 14 of which are in Alaska. Ms. Morrison earned her B.A. from the University of Washington and her M.A. in anthropology from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Her thesis was an analysis of the faunal remains from an archaeological site on Akun Island in the eastern Aleutian Islands. Ms. Morrison meets the Secretary of Interior’s professional qualifications in both pre-contact and historical archaeology. While most of her experience has been in Alaska, she has also worked in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and California. She has extensive experience with documentation, excavation, and evaluation of archaeological sites, historic buildings, Alaska roads, Aleutian fauna, and GPR survey and analysis. Her areas of interest include zooarchaeology and pre-contact and historic archaeology. She has worked in all regions of Alaska. Ms. Morrison holds a Wilderness First Responder certification and has also completed several annual Mining Safety and Health Administration training and a 28-hour HAZWOPER course. She also holds a remote pilot certification from the Federal Aviation Administration.
Daniel Thompson has worked for 30 years in cultural resource management. He received his B.A. in Anthropology from the State University of New York, Potsdam in 1993 and his M.A. in Anthropology, with an emphasis in archaeology, from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2006. Prior to moving to Alaska in 1995 to work for the State Office of History and Archaeology, Mr. Thompson worked as an archaeologist for the Great Lakes Archaeological Research Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and for the New York State Museum in Albany. He has 26 years of archaeological experience in almost all regions of Alaska, working for both for the state and private firms. He joined CRC’s team in 2019. Mr. Thompson meets the Secretary of Interior’s professional qualifications in both precontact and historic archaeology. As a project archaeologist Mr. Thompson has assisted clients through most phases of the Section 106 process. His research specialties include the archaeology and material culture of the post-contact period in Alaska, Russian settlement associated with the fur trade, Upper Cook Inlet archaeology, historical placer mining, and the dynamics of cultural interaction. In recent years Mr. Thompson has received leading certifications and training in the integration of metal detection technology in systematic field surveys.
Alan DePew received his BS in Anthropology from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 1988, and his MA in Anthropology from Washington State University in 1992. Most of his CRM experience has been in Alaska but includes work in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho during graduate school. He has primarily worked for the State Office of History and Archaeology, but he worked seasonally for the US Forest Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bureau of Indian Affairs during the 1990s. With experience throughout Alaska except for the far Aleutians, Alan’s experience includes all aspects of the Section 106 process, including identification, evaluations, assessment of effects, and mitigation.
Catherine Pendleton received both her B.A. (2000) and M.A. (2008) in Anthropology, with an emphasis in archaeology, from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Her thesis was on early historic Unangan houses on Saint Paul Island. She has over 20 years of cultural resource management experience, most of it with CRC, including survey and documentation of archaeological sites, historic and archaeological literature review and research, evaluations of sites and historic buildings for the National Register, and report writing. Prior to working with CRC, Ms. Pendleton was briefly employed as an archaeologist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Anchorage, as a student intern with the Alaska State Office of History and Archaeology, and as an archaeologist for the National Park Service. Her areas of interest include Alaskan precontact and historic archaeology, and Alaskan World War II history and archaeology. Ms. Pendleton meets the Secretary of the Interior’s professional qualifications in both pre-contact and historic archaeology and has an excellent working knowledge of the historical and archaeological literature available for Alaska.
Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Emily Corley received her B.S. in Biology and Anthropology from Missouri State University in 2018. She then returned to complete her M.A. degree in Anthropology at the University of Alaska Anchorage, with a focus on applied biocultural anthropology. Her thesis topic focuses on the application of three-dimensional (3D) digital facial approximation to human skeletal remains from non-forensic contexts. Her areas of interest include osteological analysis of human skeletal remains, 3D modeling, and facial approximation from skeletal remains. She has worked on a number of projects since starting with CRC at the beginning of 2020. Mrs. Corley’s professional experience includes identification and analysis of human skeletal remains from archaeological sites, assisting in the identification and analysis of the faunal collection from Chernofski Harbor Village on Unalaska Island, cleaning and cataloging the wide variety of materials in the Chernofski Harbor Village collection, archaeological and historic site literature research and review, and archaeological field survey. She also holds a certification in Wilderness First Aid (WFA).
Hollis Reddington received his B.A. in English from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2019. He is currently an Archaeology graduate student working towards his Master of Science degree at St. Cloud University, with over two years of experience in cultural resource management fieldwork and documentation in southcentral Alaska. He also has a background as a technical writer and editor, and researcher. Hollis’ field experience includes an archaeological survey in the Sqilantnu Archaeological District on the Kenai Peninsula. He has helped prepare a variety of technical documents, including National Register evaluations, survey and monitoring reports, AHRS cards, building documentation forms, HABS/HAER documentation, a substantial lithic analysis, a National Register nomination, and the cultural resources section of a LEIS. Hollis is also experienced in ArcGIS. His laboratory experience includes analyzing over 23,200 lithic artifacts from Chernofski Harbor Village on Unalaska Island. Hollis’ thesis research focuses on precontact lithic technological organization on the outer Shumagin Islands. With his strong background in technical writing, Hollis is focused on producing polished, readable, attractive documents that accurately present the current state of Alaska’s cultural resources. Hollis holds a WFA certification.