About Ashley M Morton
San Xavier Mission, Arizona
I am a registered professional (historical) archaeologist (RPA ID #990232). This website is my professional portfolio.
With 13 years of experience in the field of archaeology I have been involved in projects across the American West (Arizona, Nevada, California, Washington, and Idaho). I have co-authored and/or contributed to technical reports from all but one of these states (NV) and presented numerous papers at annual national and regional conferences, some of which are published. I have a strong background in cultural resource management from being a field/lab technician to historic materials analyst and on up to Principal Investigator. I have worked on a variety of sites including prehistoric villages and Mission/Presidio-era occupations as well as late 19th century/early 20th century neighborhoods and townsites, an army fort turned medical center, historic mines, mills, homesteads, ranches, and irrigation canals.
I finished my Bachelor of Arts in December of 2005 at the University of Arizona. While there I participated in the Homolov'i Research program as an assistant crew chief. At the same time, I completed the Field Certification in Artifact Fundamentals, Southwestern Cultures, and Field Methods at Pima Community College's Archaeology Centre. In December 2013, I received my Master of Arts degree in Anthropology with an emphasis on Historical Archaeology from the University of Idaho.
My current research interests include late 19th and early 20th century urban and rural material culture and society, gender and identity, and medical anthropology.
As a sole proprietor, I offer cultural resource management consulting in Washington State. If you are interested in my assistance with your project please check out the consulting page.
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