Michele Punke


Oregon Regional Co-Manager / Senior Archaeologist - Portland Office

Michele holds a MAIS in Anthropology and a PhD in Physical Geography from Oregon State University. She has experience conducting and managing all phases of archaeological research for the Section 106, Section 110, and NEPA permitting processes. She has more than 15 years of experience in cultural resource management and geoarchaeology, specializing in the archaeology and paleoenvironment of the Pacific Northwest.

Michele has prepared numerous technical reports documenting the results of survey, testing, data recovery, and analysis of both prehistoric and historic resources, as well as the results of paleoenvironmental studies. She has drafted Memoranda of Agreement and Programmatic Agreements. Michele has presented the results of her research at national and regional archaeological and geological conferences. Her research has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals, including GeoarchaeologyAn International Journal, the Journal of Field Archaeology, and the Journal of Northwest Anthropology.

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