Research Publications – Peer Reviewed

Moss, Madonna L., Justin M. Hays, Peter M. Bowers, and Douglas Reger  2016  The Archaeology of Coffman Cove, 5500 Years of Settlement in the Heart of Southeast Alaska. University of Oregon Anthropological Paper No. 72, Eugene. (252 pages).

McKechnie, Iain and Madonna L. Moss  2016  Meta-analysis in Zooarchaeology Expands Perspectives on Indigenous Fisheries of the Northwest Coast of North America. Journal of Archaeological Sciences: Reports 8:470-485.

Moss, Madonna L., Antonia Rodrigues, Camilla F. Speller, and Dongya Y. Yang 2016 The Historical Ecology of Pacific Herring: Tracing Alaska Native Use of a Forage Fish. Journal of Archaeological Sciences: Reports 8:504-512. (published online in 2015)

Moss, Madonna L. 2016 The Nutritional Value of Pacific Herring: an Ancient Cultural Keystone Species on the Northwest Coast of North America. Journal of Archaeological Sciences: Reports 5:649-655. (published online in 2015)

Moss, Madonna L. 2015 An Ethnozooarchaeological Study of Land Otters and People at Kit’n’Kaboodle (49-DIX-46), Dall Island, Alaska. BC Studies 187:21-50.

Moss, Madonna L. 2015  Haida and Tlingit Use of Seabirds from the Forrester Islands, Southeast Alaska. In Sharing Our Knowledge: the Tlingit and Their Coastal Neighbors, edited by Sergei Kan, pp. 297-319. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln.

McKechnie, I., D. Lepofsky, M.L. Moss, V.L. Butler, T.J. Orchard, G. Coupland, F. Foster, M. Caldwell, and K. Lertzman (2014) Archaeological Data Provide Alternative Hypotheses on Pacific Herring (Clupea pallasii) Distribution, Abundance, and Variability. PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)  doi: 10.1073/pnas.1316072111. Online February 18, 2014.

Moss, Madonna L., Brian M. Kemp, and Kathleen G. Judd   2014  Can salmonids (Oncorhynchus spp.) be identified to species using vertebral morphometrics? A test using ancient DNA from Coffman Cove, Alaska. Journal of Archaeological Science 41:879-889, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305440313003646

Moss, Madonna L. 2013  Beyond Subsistence: The Social and Symbolic Meanings of Shellfish in Northwest Coast Societies.  In Shell Energy: Mollusc Shells as Coastal Resources, edited by G. N. Bailey, K. Hardy, and A. Camara, pp. 7-20.  Oxbow, Oxford.

Moss, M.L. and J.M. Erlandson 2013. Waterfowl and Lunate Crescents in Western North America: The Archaeology of the Pacific Flyway. Journal of World Prehistory 26(3):173-211, http://link.springer.com/journal/10963

Moss, Madonna L. 2013  Fishing Traps and Weirs on the Northwest Coast of North America: New Approaches and New Insights. In Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology, edited by Francesco Menotti and Aidan O’Sullivan, pp. 323-337.  Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Moss, Madonna L. 2012  Understanding Variability in Northwest Coast Faunal Assemblages: Beyond Economic Intensification and Cultural Complexity.  Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology 7(1):1-22.

Speller, Camilla F., Lorenz Hauser, Dana Lepofsky, Jason Moore, Antonia T. Rodrigues, Madonna L. Moss, Iain McKechnie, and Dongya Y. Yang 2012 High Potential for Using DNA from Ancient Herring Bones to Inform Modern Fisheries Management and Conservation.  PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science), 7(11):1-12.  www.plosone.org, November, 2012.

Moss, Madonna L. 2012 Comment on Anarchism and the Archaeology of Anarchic Societies: Resistance to Centralization in the Coast Salish Region of the Pacific Northwest Coast by Bill Angelbeck and Colin Grier. Current Anthropology 53(5):577.

Moss, Madonna L. 2012  Rifts in the Theoretical Landscape of Archaeology in the United States: a Comment on Hegmon and Watkins.  American Antiquity 70(3):581-587. Reprinted in Readings in American Antiquity Archaeological Theory Selections from American Antiquity, 1962–2011, edited by Christine S. VanPool and Todd L. VanPool, pp. 247-253.  SAA Press, Washington, D.C.

Crockford, Susan, Madonna L. Moss, and James F. Baichtal 2011  Pre-Contact Dogs from the Prince of Wales Archipelago, Alaska.  Alaska Journal of Anthropology 9(1):49-64.

Moss, Madonna L. and Aubrey Cannon 2011 The Archaeology of North Pacific Fisheries. University of Alaska Press, Fairbanks. Order from www.uapress.alaska.edu

Moss, Madonna L. 2011  Pacific Cod in Southeast Alaska, the “Cousin” of the Fish that Changed the World.  In The Archaeology of North Pacific Fisheries, edited by Madonna L. Moss and Aubrey Cannon, pp. 149-169.  University of Alaska Press, Fairbanks.

Moss, Madonna L.  2011  Cod and Salmon: A Tale of Two Assemblages from Coffman Cove, Alaska.   In The Archaeology of North Pacific Fisheries, edited by Madonna L. Moss and Aubrey Cannon, 219-233.  University of Alaska Press, Fairbanks.

Moss, Madonna L. and Aubrey Cannon 2011  The Archaeology of North Pacific Fisheries – An Introduction. In The Archaeology of North Pacific Fisheries, edited by Madonna L. Moss and Aubrey Cannon, pp. 1-15.  University of Alaska Press, Fairbanks.

Moss, Madonna L., Virginia Butler, and J. Tait Elder  2011  Herring Bones in Southeast Alaska Archaeological Sites: the Record of Tlingit Use of Yaaw (Pacific Herring, Clupea pallasii). In The Archaeology of North Pacific Fisheries, edited by Madonna L. Moss and Aubrey Cannon, pp. 281-291.  University of Alaska Press, Fairbanks.

Cannon, Aubrey and Madonna L. Moss  2011  Conclusion: The Archaeology of North Pacific Fisheries. In The Archaeology of North Pacific Fisheries, edited by Madonna L. Moss and Aubrey Cannon, pp. 293-300.  University of Alaska Press, Fairbanks.

Moss, Madonna L. 2011  Northwest Coast: Archaeology as Deep History.  SAA Press, Washington, D.C. Order from the Society for American Archaeology, www.saa.org or call 202 789-8200.

Moss, Madonna L. and Robert J. Losey  2011  Native American Use of Seals, Sea Lions, and Sea Otters in Estuaries of Northern Oregon and Southern Washington.  In Human Impacts on Seals, Sea Lions, and Sea Otters: Integrating Archaeology and Ecology in the Northeast Pacific, edited by Todd J. Braje and Torben C. Rick, pp 167-195.  University of California Press, Berkeley.

Erlandson, Jon M., Torben C. Rick, Todd J. Braje, Molly Casperson, Brendan Culleton, Brian Fulfrost, Tracy Garcia, Daniel A. Guthrie, Nicholas Jew, Douglas J. Kennett, Madonna L. Moss, Leslie Reeder, Craig Skinner, Jack Watts, and Lauren Willis  2011  Paleoindian Seafaring, Maritime Technologies, and Coastal Foraging on California’s Channel Islands. Science 331:1181-1185.

Thornton, Thomas F., Madonna L. Moss, Virginia Butler, Jamie Hebert, and Fritz Funk  2010  Local and Traditional Knowledge and the Historical Ecology of Pacific Herring in Alaska.  Journal of Ecological Anthropology 14(1):81-88.

Moss, Madonna L. 2010 Re-Thinking Subsistence in Southeast Alaska: the Potential of Zooarchaeology. Alaska Journal of Anthropology 8(1):121-135.

Moss, Madonna L. and Jon M. Erlandson 2010  Diversity in North Pacific Shellfish Assemblages: the Barnacles of Kit’n’Kaboodle Cave, Alaska. Journal of Archaeological Science 37:3359-3369.

Moss, Madonna L. (2010) Re-Thinking Subsistence on the Northwest Coast: the Value of Zooarchaeology in Contemporary Struggles over Fish and Wildlife in Alaska. In La Excepción y la Norma: Las Sociedades Indígenas de la Costa Noroeste de Norte América desde la Arqueología, edited by Assumpcio Vila and Jordi Estévez. Treballs d’Etnoarqueologia 8, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid. Spain.

Moss, M. L. (2008) Outer Coast Maritime Adaptations in Southern Southeast Alaska: Tlingit or Haida? Arctic Anthropology 45(1):41-60.

Erlandson, Jon M., Madonna L. Moss, and Mathew Des Lauriers (2008) Life on the Edge: Early Maritime Cultures of the Pacific Coast of North America. Quaternary Science Reviews 27:2232-2245.

Moss, Madonna L. (2008) Islands Coming out of Concealment: Traveling to Haida Gwaii on the Northwest Coast of North America. Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology 3(1)35-53.

Moss, Madonna L., and Jon M. Erlandson (2008) Native American Archaeological Sites of the Oregon Coast: The Historic Context for the Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. In Dunes, Headlands, Estuaries, and Rivers: Current Archaeological Research on the Oregon Coast, edited by Guy L. Tasa and Brian L. O’Neill, pp. 1-36. Association of Oregon Archaeologists Occasional Papers No. 8. Eugene, Oregon.

Bundy, Barbara E. and Madonna L. Moss (2007) Quantifying Dimensions of the Looting Problem at Archaeological Sites in Alaska. Alaska Journal of Anthropology 5(2):133-149.

Moss, M. L., D. M. Peteet, and C. Whitlock (2007) Mid-Holocene Culture and Climate on the Northwest Coast of North America. In: Climate Change and Cultural Dynamics: a Global Perspective on Mid-Holocene Transitions, edited by D. G. Anderson, K. A. Maasch, and D. H. Sandweiss, pp. 491-529. Elsevier, Amsterdam.

Moss, Madonna L. (2007) Haida and Tlingit Use of Seabirds from the Forrester Islands, Southeast Alaska. Journal of Ethnobiology 27(1):28-45.

Moss, Madonna L. and Peter M. Bowers (2007) Migratory Bird Harvest in Northwestern Alaska: a Zooarchaeological Analysis of Ipiutak and Thule Occupations from the Deering Archaeological District. Arctic Anthropology 44(1):37-50.

Moss, Madonna L. (2007) The Killisnoo Picnicground Midden (49-SIT-124) Revisited: Assessing Archaeological Recovery of Vertebrate Faunal Remains from Northwest Coast Shell Middens. Journal of Northwest Anthropology 41(1):1-17.

Bowers, Peter M. and Madonna L. Moss (2006) A Giant in the Rainforest: Frederica de Laguna’s Contributions to the Anthropology of Southeast Alaska. Arctic Anthropology 43(2)63-77.

Moss, M. L., Yang, D. Y., Newsome, S. D., Speller, C. F., McKechnie, I., McMillan, A. D., Losey, R. J., and Koch, P. L. (2006). Historical Ecology and Biogeography of North Pacific Pinnipeds: Isotopes and Ancient DNA from Three Archaeological Assemblages. Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology 1(2):165-190.

Moss, Madonna L., Thomas J. Connolly, Jon M. Erlandson, and Guy L. Tasa (2006) An Early Holocene/Late Pleistocene Archaeological Site on the Oregon Coast? Comments on Hall et al. 2005. Radiocarbon 48(2):237-240.

Moss, Madonna L. (2005) Tlingit Horticulture: an Indigenous or Introduced Development? In: Keeping it Living: Traditions of Plant Use and Cultivation on the Northwest Coast of North America, edited by Douglas Deur and Nancy J. Turner, pp. 274-295. University of Washington Press, Seattle.

Moss, Madonna L. (2005) Rifts in the Theoretical Landscape of Archaeology in the United States: a Comment on Hegmon and Watkins. American Antiquity 70(3):581-587.

Newton, Richard G. and Madonna L. Moss (2005) Haa Atxaayi Haa Kusteeyix Sitee, Our Food is our Tlingit Way of Life: Excerpts of Oral Interviews. USDA Forest Service, Alaska Region, R10-MR-30, March 2005. Juneau, AK.

Moss, Madonna L. (2004) The Status of Archaeology and Archaeological Practice in Southeast Alaska in Relation to the Larger Northwest Coast. Arctic Anthropology 41(2):177-196.

Moss, Madonna L. (2004) Island societies are not always insular: Tlingit territories in the Alexander Archipelago and the adjacent Alaskan mainland. In Voyages of Discovery: the Archaeology of Islands, edited by Scott M. Fitzpatrick, pp. 165-183. Greenwood Press, Westport, CN.

Moss, Madonna L. (2004) Archaeological Investigation of Cape Addington Rockshelter: Human Occupation of the Rugged Seacoast on the Outer Prince of Wales Archipelago, Alaska. University of Oregon Anthropological Paper No. 63. University of Oregon, Eugene. For order information, see http://natural-history.uoregon.edu/Pages/anthro_pubs.html

Moss, Madonna L. (2003) Comment on Huna Tlingit Traditional Environmental Knowledge, Conservation, and the Management of a “Wilderness” Park. Current Anthropology 44(4):96-97.

Lepofsky, Dana, Natasha Lyons, and Madonna L. Moss 2003 The Use of Driftwood on the North Pacific Coast: an Example from Southeast Alaska. Journal of Ethnobiology 23(1):125-141.

Moss, Madonna L. and Robert J. Losey 2003 Resource Use on the Northwest Coast: Case Studies from Southeast Alaska and Oregon. Proceedings of the 17th International Abashiri Symposium: People and Culture in the North Pacific from the Viewpoint of the Use of Biological Resources, pp. 39-46. Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples, Abashiri, Japan.

Byock, J., P. Walker, J. Erlandson, P. Holck, J. Eng, M. Tveskov, M. Sigurgeirsson, P. Lambert, M. Moss, K. Prizer, M. Reid, D. Zori , A. Byock, and H. Fyllingen (2003) A Viking Age Farm, Church, and Cemetery at Hrisbru, Mosfell Valley, Iceland. Antiquity 77(297):1-3.

Moss, Madonna L. and Jon M. Erlandson 2002 Animal Agency and Coastal Archaeology. American Antiquity 67(2):367-369.

Erlandson, Jon M., Robert Losey, Madonna L. Moss and Mark A. Tveskov 2002 A Radiocarbon Chronology for the Bullards Beach Site (35-CS-2/3), A Lower Coquille Village in Coos County, Southern Oregon Coast. Journal of Northwest Anthropology 36(1):113-124.

Rick, Torben C., Jon M. Erlandson, Michael A. Glassow, and Madonna L. Moss 2002 Evaluating the Economic Significance of Sharks, Skates, and Rays (Elasmobranchs) in Prehistoric Economies. Journal of Archaeological Science 29:111-122.

Moss, Madonna L. and Jon M. Erlandson 2001 The Archaeology of Obsidian Cove, Suemez Island, Southeast Alaska. Arctic Anthropology 38(1):27-47.

Lepofsky, Dana, Madonna L. Moss, and Natasha Lyons 2001 The Unrealized Potential of Paleoethnobotany in the Archaeology of Northwestern North America: Perspectives from Cape Addington Rockshelter, Southeast Alaska. Arctic Anthropology 38(1):48-59.

Erlandson, Jon M. and Madonna L. Moss 2001 Shellfish Feeders, Carrion Eaters, and the Archaeology of Aquatic Adaptations. American Antiquity 66(3):413-432.

Bowers, Peter M. and Madonna L. Moss 2001 The North Point Wet Site and the Subsistence Importance of Pacific Cod on the Northern Northwest Coast. In People and Wildlife in Northern North America: Essays in Honor of R. Dale Guthrie, edited by S. Craig Gerlach and Maribeth S. Murray, pp. 159-177. BAR- British Archaeological Report International Series 944.

Moss, Madonna L. and Jon M. Erlandson 2000 Wolf’s Lair: Middle and Late Holocene Wooden Artifacts from a Sea Cave on Baker Island, Alaska. Canadian Journal of Archaeology 24:107-128.

Moss, Madonna L. 2000 Changes in Tlingit Food Production after Contact. In: Culture Contact and Change in Arctic and Subarctic Areas of Asia and North America. Anthropological Papers of the University of Alaska 25(1):39-47.

Moss, Madonna L. 1999 Engendering Archaeology in the Pacific Northwest. Northwest Anthropological Research Notes 33(2):245-262.

Erlandson, Jon M. and Madonna L. Moss 1999 The Systematic Use of Radiocarbon Dating in Archaeological Surveys in Coastal and Other Erosional Environments. American Antiquity 64(3):431-443.

Moss, Madonna L. 1999 George Catlin among the Nayas: Understanding the Practice of Labret Wearing on the Northwest Coast. Ethnohistory 46(1):31-65.

Moss, Madonna L. 1998 Northern Northwest Coast Regional Overview. In: North Pacific and Bering Sea Maritime Societies: the Archaeology of Prehistoric and Early Historic Coastal Peoples. Arctic Anthropology 35(1):88-111.

Moss, Madonna L. and Jon M. Erlandson 1998 Early Holocene Adaptations of the Southern Northwest Coast. Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology 20(1):13-25.

Moss, Madonna L. and George B. Wasson, Jr. 1998 Intimate Relations with the Past: the Story of an Athapaskan Village on the Southern Northwest Coast of North America. World Archaeology 29(3):317-332.

Moss, Madonna L. and Jon M. Erlandson 1998 A Comparative Chronology of Northwest Coast Fishing Features. In Hidden Dimensions: the Cultural Significance of Wetland Archaeology, edited by Kathryn Bernick, pp. 180-198. University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver.

Erlandson, Jon M., Mark A. Tveskov and Madonna L. Moss 1997 Return to Chetlessenten: the Antiquity and Architecture of an Athapaskan Village on the Southern Northwest Coast. Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology 19(2):226-240.

Moss, Madonna L., Jon M. Erlandson, R. Scott Byram, and Richard E. Hughes 1996 The Irish Creek Site: Evidence for a Mid-Holocene Microblade Component on the Northern Northwest Coast. Canadian Journal of Archaeology 20:75-92.

Erlandson, Jon M. and Madonna L. Moss 1996 The Pleistocene – Holocene Transition along the Pacific Coast of North America. In Humans at the End of the Ice Age: the Archaeology of the Pleistocene – Holocene Transition, edited by Lawrence Straus, B. Eriksen, J.M. Erlandson, and D.R. Yesner, pp. 277-301. Plenum Press, New York.

Moss, Madonna L. and Jon M. Erlandson 1996 A Terminal Pleistocene Paleoshoreline Feature on Admiralty Island, Southeast Alaska. Current Research in the Pleistocene 13:123-125.

Moss, Madonna L. and Jon M. Erlandson 1995 Reflections on North American Pacific Coast Prehistory. Journal of World Prehistory 9(1):1-45.

Erlandson, Jon M. and Madonna L. Moss 1995 Chronology and Subsistence Change at the Oceanside Site (35-TI-47), Tillamook County, Oregon. Northwest Anthropological Research Notes 29(2):221-227.

Moss, Madonna L. 1993 Shellfish, Gender, and Status on the Northwest Coast of North America: Reconciling Archeological, Ethnographic and Ethnohistorical Records of the Tlingit. American Anthropologist 95(3):631-652.

Erlandson, Jon M., Madonna L. Moss, and Richard Hughes 1992 Archaeological Distribution and Trace Element Geochemistry of Volcanic Glass from Obsidian Cove, Suemez Island, Southeast Alaska. Canadian Journal of Archaeology 16:89-95.

Moss, Madonna L. and Jon M. Erlandson (editors) 1992 Maritime Cultures of Southern Alaska: Papers in Honor of Richard H. Jordan. Arctic Anthropology 29(2).

Moss, Madonna L. 1992 Relationships Between Maritime Cultures of Southern Alaska: Re-thinking Culture Area Boundaries. In: Maritime Cultures of Southern Alaska: Papers in Honor of Richard H. Jordan. Arctic Anthropology 29(2):5-17.

Moss, Madonna L. and Jon M. Erlandson 1992 Forts, Refuge Rocks, and Defensive Sites: the Antiquity of Warfare along the North Pacific Coast of North America. In: Maritime Cultures of Southern Alaska: Papers in Honor of Richard H. Jordan. Arctic Anthropology 29(2):73-90.

Moss, Madonna L., Jon M. Erlandson, and Robert Stuckenrath 1990 Wood Stake Weirs and Salmon Fishing on the Northwest Coast: Evidence from Southeast Alaska. Canadian Journal of Archaeology 14:143-158.

Moss, Madonna L., Jon M. Erlandson, and Robert Stuckenrath 1989 The Antiquity of Tlingit Settlement on Admiralty Island, Southeast Alaska. American Antiquity 54(3):534-543.

Moss, Madonna L. 1986 Native American Religious Use in the Pacific Northwest: a Case Study from the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Northwest Anthropological Research Notes 20(2):191-201.

Moss, Madonna L. 1985 Phosphate Analysis of Archaeological Sites, Admiralty Island, Southeast Alaska. Syesis 17:95-100.

2 comments on “Research Publications – Peer Reviewed
  1. Ms. Moss, My name is Dave Haas and I have lived in Juneau, Alaska for 38 years. I have a particular interest in the Treadwell Ditch and noticed, by chance, that you authored a document called that in 1981. I am looking for information about the construction of this ditch as we are renovating it as a local multiuse trail in conjunction with the USFS, City of Juneau and the State of Alaska. I am a board member of Trail Mix, a local nonprofit which works with these public entities to renovate local trails.

    • Thank you, Dave Haas. Quite frankly, I don’t remember this at all. The Juneau Ranger District should have a copy as I no longer do. Good luck with your project: I am happy to learn of your work on local trails.

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