Brad Bowden

Principal Archaeologist - Portland Office

Brad has an MA in Anthropology and more than 15 years of experience directing all phases of archaeological research for Section 106, Section 110, and NEPA compliance. His experience includes field investigation and laboratory analysis of prehistoric and historic archaeological resources in the Pacific Northwest and the Mid-Atlantic states. His specialties include lithic analysis, ceramic analysis, and electronic mapping.

Brad has prepared more than 75 technical reports that present the results of survey, testing, excavation, and analysis of both prehistoric and historic resources, and has written several National Register nominations. He has served as project manager and chief cultural resources consultant over several NEPA projects, and has drafted Programmatic Agreements and Memoranda of Agreement. Brad’s specific area of interest is the prehistory of Western Oregon.

His Master’s degree research re-examined settlement patterning along the Willamette River during the Late Archaic Period by utilizing ethnohistory, geomorphology, and root crop intensification theory.

Brad has presented the results of his research at numerous national and regional archaeological conferences, and has published results of his research in the Association of Oregon Archaeologists Occasional Papers.