Owen Mason

INSTAAR Affiliate

  • Research Associate, GeoArch Alaska


  • PhD: University of Alaska, Fairbanks, 1990

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Coastal geomorphology, geoarchaeology, northwest Alaska prehistory.




Bogardus, R., Maio, C., Owen Mason, Buzard, R., Mahoney, A., de Wit, C. 2020: Mid-winter breakout of landfast sea ice and major storm leads to significant ice push event along Chukchi Sea coastline. Frontiers in Earth Science, 8: 344. DOI: 10.3389/feart.2020.00344

Braymer-Hayes, K., Anderson, S. L., Alix, C., Darwent, C. M., Darwent, J., Owen Mason, Norman, L. Y. E. 2020: Studying pre-colonial gendered use of space in the Arctic: Spatial analysis of ceramics in Northwestern Alaska. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, 58: 101165. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaa.2020.101165

Urban, T. M., Rasic, J. T., Alix, C., Anderson, D. D., Chisholm, L., Jacob, R. W., Manning, S. W., Owen Mason, Tremayne, A. H., Vinson, D. 2019: Magnetic detection of archaeological hearths in Alaska: A tool for investigating the full span of human presence at the gateway to North America. Quaternary Science Reviews, 211: 73-92. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2019.03.018

Norman, L. E. Y., Friesen, T. M., Alix, C., O‚ÄôRourke, M. J. E., Owen Mason 2017: An early Inupiaq occupation: Observations on a Thule house from Cape Espenberg, Alaska. Open Archaeology, 3(1): 17-48. DOI: 10.1515/opar-2017-0002

Darwent, J., Owen MasonJohn F. Hoffecker, Darwent, C. M. 2013: 1,000 years of house change at Cape Espenberg, Alaska: A case study in horizontal stratigraphy. American Antiquity, 78(3): 433-455.

Maschner, H., Owen Mason 2013: The bow and arrow in northern North America. Evolutionary Anthropology, 22(3): 133-138. DOI: 10.1002/evan.21357

Owen Mason 2012: Memories of warfare: Archaeology and oral history in assessing the conflict and alliance model of Ernest S. Burch. Arctic Anthropology, 49(2): 72-93.

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