Dr RICK KNECHT

Dr RICK KNECHT
BA (Michigan), MA, PhD (Bryn Mawr)

Senior Lecturer

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Dr RICK KNECHT
Dr RICK KNECHT

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Address
The University of Aberdeen Department of Archaeology
School of Geosciences
University of Aberdeen
St. Mary's, Elphinstone Road
Aberdeen, AB24 3UF
Scotland, UK

Biography

BA, Anthropology (Hons), Michigan State University, 1981. MA, Anthropology, Bryn Mawr College, 1985. Thesis title: Nunakhaknak; Koniag Society on the Russian Frontier. PhD, Anthropology, Bryn Mawr College, 1995. Dissertation title: The Late Prehistory of the Alutiiq People; Culture Change on the Kodiak Archipelago From 1200-1750 A.D.  Founding Director of Alutiiq Culture Center in Kodiak, Alaska, 1991. Founding Director of Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository, Kodiak Alaska, 1995.  Founding Director of Museum of the Aleutians, Unalaska, Alaska, 1999.  Ethnographer and Director of Oral History Program, Bureau of Arts and Culture, Republic of Palau, Micronesia, 2004-2005.  Academic Program Head and Assistant Professor, Department of Alaska Native and Rural Development, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2005-2008.

Further Info

Regional Research Interests

Aleutian Islands

Nunivak Island and Bering Sea

Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta

Kodiak Archipelago and Gulf of Alaska

Canadian Arctic

Greenland

Palau and Micronesia

Themes

Indigneous approaches to archaeology

Community-based archaeological research and cultural preservation

Prehistoric adaptations to climate change

Inuit/Eskimo origins and early prehistory

Ethnohistory and historic contact

Museum research and public outreach

Publications

Publications 

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