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Jon Erlandson

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Research Keywords

  • Anthropology
  • Chronology
  • Environmental History
  • Heritage and Museums
  • Human Geography
  • Marine Ecology
  • Palaeoenvironments

Research Summary

I am interested in the intersections between archaeology, historical ecology, human impacts on marine ecosystems, and marine conservation. My field work focuses primarily on the Pacific Coast of North America, including the California Channel Islands. I have worked extensively with marine ecologists and other scientists to help understand the deep history of human fishing, maritime migrations, island colonization, and anthropogenically-driven ecological change.

With Torben Rick, Todd Braje, Paul Dayton, Robert DeLong, Jim Estes, Michael Graham, and other colleagues, I have been involved in a long-term project to understand the archaeology and historical ecology of California's Northern Channel Islands, including changes in marine and terrestrial ecosystems over the past 15,000 years.


Jon Erlandson's resumé/CV is available here.

Primary Affiliation

University of Oregon
Full Professor
Museum of Natural and Cultural History
1580 E. 15th Street
United States of America

Phone: 541 346-5115

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Jon Erlandson is currently collaborating on 1 GHEA project

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