5 Questions with Archaeologist Dr. Beth Horton

17 Apr

Northwest Cultural Resources Institute

How would you describe the work you do at Fort Vancouver NHS?

As an archaeologist with the National Park Service, I work within Cultural Resource Management (CRM), which means I help the park meet its regulatory compliance needs for cultural resources. I make sure that for any activities we undertake, potential impacts to significant resources are thoroughly considered during the planning process. This includes finding and documenting archaeological sites, historic buildings, and other structures, such as wells, earthworks, and culturally modified trees, as well as determining the significance of these resources. I am lucky enough to also undertake archaeological research projects, and assist other parks with their CRM needs throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Dr. Horton excavates a privy underneath the Artillery Barracks building in Vancouver Barracks Dr. Horton excavates a privy underneath the Artillery Barracks building in Vancouver Barracks

What is your background, and how did you get interested in archaeology?

I grew up in Lexington, MA, and as I kid I read…

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