Loren Davis is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Oregon State University. Dr. Davis received his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Alberta in 2001 and joined Oregon State University in 2004. He is the Executive Director of the university’s Keystone Archaeological Research Fund and Director of the Pacific Slope Archaeological Laboratory. Dr. Davis’ current research focus is on initial peopling of the west coast of North America. He has conducted archaeological investigations in the Pacific Northwest and in northwest Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. Loren directs an archaeological research program each summer in western Idaho at the Cooper’s Ferry site, which contains an early record of Western Stemmed Tradition occupations.