Puget Sound Archaeology and Neotectonic Project - Washington
Geoarchaeological excavations in the Puget Sound area (West Point, Marymoor, Eagle Harbor, and Vashon Island) have unraveled the complex tectonic history of the region, as well as increasing the overall information about occupation over the last few thousand years. Large earthquakes and associated land movements have changed the configuration of the region. Archaeological data are providing vital information about location of shorelines, relative movement of landforms, and changes in environmental conditions. This work is funded by King County Landmark Commission, Parks Division, and Waste-water division, and is conducted in collaboration with geoscientists from the United States Geological Survey and the University of Washington Quaternary Research Center.