Samuel Willis, MA, RPA, joins Logan Simpson

Samuel Willis, MA, RPA, has joined Logan Simpson as a principal investigator. Sam has 16 years of experience and is currently completing his Ph.D. studies at Oregon State University in Applied Anthropology and Crop and Soil Science.  His regional and topical expertise includes quantitative lithic analysis, soil science, soil geomorphology, trace element analysis using XRF technology, multivariate statistics including principle components analysis (PCA), and the peopling of the Pacific Coast. Sam has conducted research on the Late-Pleistocene-Early Holocene periods along the Pacific Coast of Oregon and Washington, the Columbia Plateau region, and Baja California, Mexico. He has 16 peer-reviewed publications or professional papers to his credit, including studies detailing Paleoarchaic/Paleoindian period lithic technology or geoarchaeological investigations.

Sam obtained his MA in Applied Anthropology from the Department of Anthropology at Oregon State University, and he obtained his BA in Anthropology from Middle Tennessee State University in Tennessee.  Sam is currently an active research member of the Pacific Slope Archaeology Laboratory at Oregon State University.