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Anthropology and Museum Studies

Patrick McCutcheon

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Professor

Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Washington, 1996
M.A. Anthropology, University of Washington, 1988
B.A. Anthropology, Western Washington Univ., 1984

Office: Dean Hall 340

Phone: 963-2075
Fax: 963-3215
Email: mccutchp@cwu.edu

(see full CV)

Interests & Expertise

  • Archaeology, Evolutionary Theoretical Perspectives, Fieldwork and Laboratory Methods, Archaeometry, Lithic Analysis, Cultural Resource Management, North American Prehistory, American Indian Studies

Archaeological Field Experience

  • Approximately 23 archaeology field seasons in cultural resource management and research contexts in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Missouri, Arkansas, and Georgia.
  • Extensive work in western United States in interior, mountainous, and coastal settings.
  • Work in plow-zone settings in Southeast Missouri and Northeast Arkansas for Dissertation fieldwork.

Teaching Experience

  • Professor, Central Washington University, 2010 to Present.
  • Associate Professor, Central Washington University, 2003 to 2010.
  • Assistant Professor, Central Washington University, 1999 to 2003.
  • Lecturer in Anthropology, Central Washington University, 1997 to 1999.
  • Lecturer in Anthropology, Western Washington University, 1997.
  • Lecturer in Anthropology, University of Washington, 1992 to 1996.

Graduate School Participation

  • Full Faculty member of CWU Graduate School, 2000 to Present.
  • Currently Advising five graduate students enrolled in Resource Management Program, all working on MS thesis research in Mount Rainier National Park and central Washington.

Selected Publications and Reports

• 2011 The Saddle Mountains Geodatabase and a Preliminary Analysis of the Distribution of the Archaeological Record Relative to Enivornmental Variables in the Saddle Mountains, Grant County, Washington.  Report submitted to Bureau of Land Management.  Junior author with Kevin Vaughn.

• 2009 Possible Lithic Artifacts from 2005-07 Excavations at the Wenas Creek Mammoth Site. Current Research in the Pleistocene 26:85-86.  Junior author with Pat Lubinski, Karl Lillquist, Morris Uebelacker, Bax Barton, and Jake Shapely.

• 2009 2008 Systematic Pedestrian Survey in the Saddle Mountains, Grant County, Washington.  Report submitted to Bureau of Land Management. Junior author with Kevin Vaughn and CJ Anderson.

• 2008 Determination of Eligibility of 19 Archaeological Sites in the Klamath River Canyon, Oregon.  Report submitted to Bureau of Land Management. Senior author with contributions from Jason Dabling.

• 2008 2006 Systematic Pedestrian Survey in the Saddle Mountains, Grant County, Washington.  Report submitted to Bureau of Land Management, Junior author with Susan Hughes and Kevin Vaughn. 

• 2008 2005 Systematic Pedestrian Survey in the Saddle Mountains, Grant County, Washington.  Report submitted to Bureau of Land Management, Senior author with Kevin Vaughn and Amy Senn. 

• 2008 2004 Systematic Pedestrian Survey in the Saddle Mountains, Grant County, Washington.  Report submitted to Bureau of Land Management, Senior author with Kevin Vaughn and Vanessa Tucker. 

• 2004 2000 Systematic Pedestrian Survey in the Saddle Mountains, Grant County, Washington.  Report submitted to Bureau of Land Management.  

• 2003 Archaeological Reconnaissance and Environmental History at Reflection Lakes, Mount Rainier National Park.  Report submitted to Mount Rainier National Park.  Senior author with Nicholas Smith.

• 2002 1999 Systematic Pedestrian Survey in the Saddle Mountains, Grant County, Washington.  Report submitted to Bureau of Land Management.  Senior author with Tucker Orvald.

• 2002 Central Washington University's 1998 Systematic Archaeological Survey in Mount Rainier National Park. Report in submitted to Mount Rainier National Park.  Senior author with Steve Dampf.2001 Central Washington University's 1998 Systematic Archaeological Survey in Mount Rainier National Park. Report for Mount Rainier National Park. Senior author with Steve Dampf.

2000 1999 Systematic Survey in the Saddle Mountains, Grant County, Washington. Report in preparation for the Bureau of Land Management. Senior author with Tucker Orvald.

1999 Systematic Survey at Mount Rainier National Park. Report prepared for the Mount Rainier National Park on the 1997 fieldwork.

1999 Systematic Pedestrian Survey In The Saddle Mountains, Grant County, Washington. Report prepared for the Bureau of Land Management on the 1998 fieldwork. Junior author with Paula J. Hungar.

1998 Quantifying Lithic Raw Material Variability of Crowley's Ridge Gravel, Southeast Missouri. Changing Perspectives on the Archaeology of the Central Mississippi Valley, edited by Michael J. O'Brien and Robert C. Dunnell. Alabama University Press, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Senior author with R. C. Dunnell.

1997 From Macroscopic to Microscopic: Understanding Prehistoric Heat Treatment of Stone Tools. Siliceous Rocks and Culture, edited by A. Ramos-Millan and M. A. Bustillo, pp:447-462. Universidad De Granada, Monografica Arte Y Arqueologia. Copartgraf, s.c.a. Albolote, Granada, Espana. Senior author with Scott M. Kuehner.

1996 Effects of Sudden Submergence on Archaeological Sites along the Southern Coast of Washington About A. D. 1700. Geoarchaeology. Junior author with Steve Cole, Brian Atwater, Julie Stein, and Eileen Hemphill-Haley.

1994 Heat Treatment of Mill Creek and Dover Chert on the Malden Plain, Southeast Missouri. Journal of Archaeological Science, 21(1):79-89. Junior author with Robert C. Dunnell, Motoji Ikeya, and Shin Toyoda.

1992 Burned Archaeological Bone. In Deciphering a Shell Midden, edited by Julie K. Stein. Academic Press, Orlando.