Peer Reviewed Publications

in rev.    West, Catherine F., Erik Gjesfjeld, Shelby Anderson, and Ben Fitzhugh. Human Behavioral Ecology and the Complexities of Arctic Foodways. In Human Behavioral Ecology at the Coastal Margins: Global Perspectives on Coastal and Maritime Adaptations, edited by Heather Thakar and Carola Flores- Fernandez. In review for the University Press of Florida.

2020     West, Catherine F., Michael A. Etnier, Meghan Parlow, Steven Barbeaux, and Alexei Orlov. Fishing pressure or environmental variability? Clues from size distribution of Pacific     cod (Gadus macrocephalus) in the North Pacific Ocean over 6 millennia. Quaternary Research.

2019     Ameen, Carly, Tatiana R. Feuerborn, Sarah K. Brown, [59 contributing authors including Catherine F. West], and Allowen Evin. Specialized sledge dogs accompanied Inuit dispersal across the North American Arctic. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 286: 20191929.

2019     West, Catherine F. and Reuven Yeshurun. Foxes and Humans at the Late Holocene Uyak Site, Kodiak, Alaska. Arctic Anthropology 56(1): 39-51.

2019     Stephens, Lucas, Dorian Q. Fuller, Nicole Boivin, Torben Rick, [106 contributing authors, including Catherine F. West], and Erle Ellis. Archaeological assessment reveals Earth’s early transformation through land use. Science 365(6456): 897-902.

2018     Bassett, Christine, C. Fred T. Andrus, and Catherine F. West. Clams and Climate: Implications for measuring seasonality in the marine bivalve, Saxidomus gigantea. Chemical Geology 526: 36-48.      

2017     West, Catherine F., Meghan Burchell, and C. Fred T. Andrus. Shellfish and Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction in Island and Coastal Settings: Variability, Seasonality, and Sampling. In Zooarchaeology in Practice, edited by Christina M. Giovas and Michelle LeFebvre, pp. 191-208. Springer, New York. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-64763-0_10

2017     West, Catherine F., Courtney A. Hofman, Steve Ebbert, John Martin, Sabrina Shirazi, Samantha Dunning, and Jesus Maldonado. Integrating archaeology and ancient DNA to address invasive species colonization in the Gulf of Alaska. Conservation Biology 31(5): 1163-1172. doi:10.1111/cobi.12865

2016     West, Catherine F., Samantha M. Dunning, Steve Ebbert, Courtney A. Hofman, Patrick G. Saltonstall, and Jack Withrow. Archaeology and Invasive Species Management: The Chirikof Island Project. Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology. 12(1): 1-5. doi:10.1080/15564894.2016.1172383

2015     West, Catherine F. and Christine A. France. Human and Canid Dietary Relationships: Comparative Stable Isotope Analysis from Kodiak Island, Alaska. Journal of Ethnobiology 35(3): 519-535. doi:10.2993/etbi-35-03-519-535.1

2015     West, Catherine F. and Kayla N. Jarvis*. Osteometric Variation in Domestic Dogs (Canis familiaris) from the Kodiak Archipelago, Alaska. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 25: 289-298. doi:10.1002/oa.2293

2013     West, Catherine F., Special Section Editor’s Corner: Islands, Coastlines, and Stable Isotopes: Advances in Archaeology and Geochemistry. Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology 8(2):1-3. doi:10.1080/15564894.2013.803895

2012     West, Catherine F., Stephen Wischniowski, and Christopher Johnston. Pacific Cod (Gadus macrocephalus) Otoliths as a Paleothermometer: Otolith Oxygen Isotope Reconstruction in the Gulf of Alaska. Journal of Archaeological Science 39(10): 3277-3283. doi:10.1016/j.jas.2012.05.009

2011     West, Catherine F., Stephen Wischniowski, and Christopher Johnston. Little Ice Age Climate: Gadus macrocephalus otoliths as a measure of local variability. In The Archaeology of North Pacific Fisheries, edited by Madonna Moss and Aubrey Cannon, pp 31-44.  University of Alaska Press, Fairbanks.

2011     West, Catherine F. A Revised Radiocarbon Sequence for New Karluk and the Implications for Kodiak Island Prehistory. Arctic Anthropology 48(1): 80-92. doi:10.1353/arc.2011.0111

2009     West, Catherine Foster. Kodiak Island’s Prehistoric Fisheries: Human Dietary Response to Climate Change and Resource Availability.  Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology 4(2): 223-239. doi:10.1080/15564890903178432

Technical Reports

2019     Quesada, Nico and Catherine F. West. Qikr’tangcuk, KOD-605: Faunal Analysis, Report on file at the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository, Kodiak, Alaska.

2019     Duppenthaler, Madeline, Samantha Kelley, and Catherine F. West. Kiliuda Bay, KOD-405: Faunal Analysis. In Archaeological Investigations at the Malriik site, KOD-405, Kiliuda Bay, Kodiak Archipelago, Alaska. Report prepared for US Bureau of Indian Affairs, Alaska Region, Anchorage, Alaska, by Amy Steffian and Patrick Saltonstall, pp. 133-147. Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository.

2014     West, Catherine F. Old Harbor, KOD-478: Faunal Analysis. In Prehistoric Settlements of the Midway Bay Peninsula, Old Harbor, Alaska. Report prepared for Old Harbor Native Corporation, by Amy Steffian and Patrick Saltonstall, pp. 170-175. Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository.

2006     [West] Foster, Catherine W. Faunal Analysis.  Appendix C: The Archaeology of Horseshoe Cove: Excavations at KOD-415, Uganik Island, Kodiak Archipelago, Alaska, edited by Patrick Saltonstall and Amy Steffian, pp. 130-134. Occasional Papers in Alaskan Field Archaeology No.1, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Alaska.