Julie K. Stein
Julie K. Stein is Executive Director of the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, where she remains Professor in the Department of Anthropology. Julie holds M.A and Ph.D. degrees (University of Minnesota). Her research focuses on geoarchaeology, especially sediments at archaeological sites and archaeological stratigraphy. She explores prehistoric coastal adaptations of the Northwest Coast, and the geoarchaeology of historical sites. She has published several books on Northwest Coast shell midden sites, including Is it a House? Archaeological Excavations at English Camp, San Juan Islands, Washington (2011), Vashon Island Archaeology: A View from Burton Acres Shell Midden (2002), and Deciphering a Shell Midden (1992). The volume Effects of Scale on Archaeological and Geoscientific Perspectives examines interdisciplinary research; and Sediments in Archaeological Context assesses archaeological sediments laid down in various environmental settings.