Advisory Board

James W. Taylor, M.A.

James W. Taylor, M.A. is a member of the Society for American Archaeology, an NSF IGERT Fellow, and a multiple recipient of rewards from the Mary Gates Endowment. A majority of his interest lies in studying the trajectory of human migration, especially as it relates to resource changes and changes in the environment. Hence his interest in space settlement.
James authored The Little Ice Age and the Koniag Tradition of Kodiak, Alaska: Geochemical and Isotopic Analyses of Saxidomus giganteus, and coauthored Strong Biological Controls on Sr/Ca in Aragonitic Marine Bivalve Shells.
James participated in major field excavations at the medieval fortress Schloss Wyzburg, Weisbach, Germany, and the Tanginak Springs site, Kodiak, Alaska. He trained park staff in Cultural Resource Management and anthropological/archaeological field methods at the Jiuzhaigou National Park, Sichuan, People’s Republic of China. He participated in the Kuril Biocomplexity Project which was ship based field research throughout the Kuril Islands, Russian Far East.
James earned an Associates of Arts from the Seattle Central Community College in 2002, earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Anthropology cum laude and with Distinction from the University of Washington in 2004, a Master’s of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Washington in 2005, and is in enrolled in the PhD program in Anthropology at the University of Washington.